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The remarkable Casa de Diego de Ordaz is a historic home in the Center of Coyoacán. Dating from the late 18th century, it feels a lot older. There is no written evidence that the conquistador Diego de Ordaz ever lived here, but the building is so beautiful it seems to have need even an imagined history as lyrical as the face it presents to the street. The exterior tile work is credited to a corregidor, Francisco Suescun y Tornería, in 1756. Corregidor was a royal title granted to local administrative officials.
The building is often described as the most precious of colonial residences in all of Coyoacán. It’s famous courtyard is very seldom seen by members of the public. It was redecorated in 1947 and furnished with period antiques.
Decorated on the outside in the Mudejar style, the home has never been far from local intrigue. With just a single story, it may in fact tower over some of its nearby neighbors. And just west of the Jardín Centenario, the mysterious house seems to emanante some major part of the neighborhood’s distinctive character.
Sources cited on this page:
Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México –
Coordinación Nacional de Monumentos Históricos.
Ficha del Catálogo Nacional de Monumentos Históricos Inmuebles número
I-09-03372 . -. Disponible en: http://catalogonacionalmhi.inah.gob.mx/consulta_publica/detalle/11020