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Mexican Mining Pavilion at the 1884-1885 New Orleans Exposition

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The Mexican Mining Pavilion was designed by José Ramón de Ibarrola for the 1884-1885 World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in New Orleans and housed displays of Mexico's fine gems and minerals. After the exposition ended the pavilion was relocated to Mexico City and placed in the Alameda Central where it served as an office for the Lotería Nacional. In 1910 the pavilion was relocated to the Alameda de Santa Maria la Ribera where it still stands and is known as the Kiosco Morisco. Here are several vintage and contemporary images of the pavilion....

The Mexican Mining Pavilion as it appeared during the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition....a vintage stereoview from my personal collection....

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Architectural drawing of the Mexican Mining Pavilion by José Ramón de Ibarrola - December 1884....

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The former Mexican Mining Pavilion in Mexico City's Alameda Central where it served as an office for the Lotería Nacional until 1910....

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The former Mexican Mining Pavilion is now known as the Kiosco Morisco and is located in the Mexico City's Alameda de Santa Maria la Ribera....

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A "mini me" version of the Kiosco Morisco was constructed in 1979 and is located in the town of Arivechi, State of Sonora, Mexico....

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Thanks - that is just wonderful!

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