His imposing city mansion survives; called El Palacio del Conde de Suchil, a handsome colonial building that now houses an exhibition space under the aegis of the Fomento Cultural Banamex.The magnificent sculpted entry fronts the cut off corner of the building—an architectural feature sometimes called puerta chata, after a similarly fronted mid-1700s building, La Casa Chata in Tlalpan, Mexico City.
|La Casa Chata entry|
|El Palacio de Suchil— floodlit facade, upper level|
text © 2020 Richard D. Perry
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