I love all the old buildings in Centro Historico. Some of them are really in bad shape, but you can tell they were beauties at one time. At the top of the post is one I’ve written about before, located at Mariano Escobedo and Niños Heroes. It is the Mansion of the Garcías, and was constructed in 1870. I had seen people working in there, but I had also been told that it was “just a cleanup.” Sometimes the city orders them to go in and clean up, probably because of breeding mosquitoes.
Anyway, it is clear that they are actively working on the building, there is scaffolding up all the way around the corner. Every morning when I pass by there are at least a dozen workers, both inside and out. I would sure like to know what is happening with it, but regardless of its new use I am happy it is going to be cared for.
Another one is the Genero Estrada house on Melchor Ocampo between Belisario Dominguez and Carnaval. (above) I had seen activity in the house a few months ago, but it had stopped, and I assumed it had just been a clean up. But today two large trucks partially blocked the street for a half hour as they unloaded a number of very substantial steel beams.
I kept an eye on the place and after the beams were unloaded workers walked all over the interior (you can see right in) and I am assuming work is going to be starting back up there. I really hope so.
For any Mazatlán lovers who would like to see some of the old buildings that have been documented by the city, I highly recommend checking out the link here. The English translations are kind of funny sometimes but there is a lot of great information and pictures.