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Painting the Town

Along with all the new road surfaces, sidewalks, sidewalk uplights, street lights, and flower baskets there is a project downtown to beautify the homes in Centro Historico as well. The city is doing some of the painting and lots of us homeowners are doing our part to go along with the beautifying, too!  In the pictures above you can also see some of the new lighting, flower baskets, and trees along Sixto Osuna. Above you can page through the pictures...

Triplets in Mazatlán

I love the old buildings in Mazatlán. Many of the old ones in Centro started life as much larger houses and have been divided over the years. Some were probably built as row houses. I’ve written about these look-aliketwins and triplets before, but I couldn’t resist another go around. I hope you enjoy a look at the gemelos y trillizos de Mazatlán!...

How about a Centro update ?

There’s been a lot of activity in various buildings  around Centro lately – some good and some bad. About a week ago there was a bit of a furor with several properties being remodeled or razed without the authority of INAH. (INAH is the historic preservation organization) There was a building demolished in Centro.  (above) The historic Haas home is being redone partially to become the new home of the Carnaval Museum, and they started to break a hole in...

Close relations

I love all the old houses in Centro.  Many of them have close relatives on the same street.  Some look like twins, or even triplets. Some probably started life as  a much larger house, and now we notice the similarities, even though the paint may be a different color! Some, like the buildings below, appear to have always been twins.   And it looks like another set of twins below:     The ones below appear to be siblings only....

Progress is a good thing…

BEFORE DURING It’s worth scrolling up and down a little bit to see the difference between the before photo and the during photo.  There is a little more than a month separating these two photos, and you can see they are making progress on the exterior. A lot of the wrought iron is sanded and painted with the orange rust resistant primer, and most of the lintels, the fascia, and the corbels have been repaired.  I think it looks great!...