Coahuila

Mexico Courthouses / Coahuila
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Coahuila – there are at least two theories about the origin of its name. Some assert that the word came from the name from an Indian tribe that lived in the region. Others say that it came from the Nahuatl word “Coatlhilana”, which means “flying snake” or ”creeping snake”.      

 

Created:  May 7, 1824

State Capital: 

Saltillo     1824 – present

 

Government Palace (Palacio de Gobierno) – Saltillo

 

Location:  Avenida Juarez / Avenida Allende

Built:  1808 – 1809

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story pink coloured sandstone structure. The building is located at Plaza de Armas in the centre of the city with Avenida Juarez on the south side, Avenida Allende on the west side, Avenida Castelar on the north side, and Avenida Hidalgo and Plaza de Armas on the east side. The building faces onto the Plaza de Armas. There is a fountain in the inner courtyard and there are some murals depicting the political history of the state, painted by Salvador Tarazona. The Governor’s Office is located on the first story.

 

Legislative Palace (Palacio Legislativo) - Saltillo

 

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Location:  SE - Boulevard Francisco Coss / Avenida Alvaro Obregon

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Classical

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colured sandstone structure. The building is located on the  to the north of the city centre. The building has a small dome in the centre. The entrance hall is located on the north side with the Salon de Sessiones on the west side. The building houses the State Congress (Honorable Congreso del Estado de Coahuila).

 

Legislative Office (Poder Legislativo- Saltillo

 

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Location:  SW – Boulevard Francisco Coss / Avenida Venustiano Carranza

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is two story pink coloured sandstone structure. The building is located on the  to the north of the city centre. The building faces west along Avenida Samuel Ortega. The building has a small dome in the centre. The building houses the offices of the legislature.

 

Justice Palace (Palacio de Justicia) - Saltillo

 

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Location:  NE - Boulevard Francisco Coss / Avenida Carardenas

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Classical

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and and is a two story red coloured sandstone structure. The building is located at the to the north of the city centre.  The building has pillars along the front. The building houses the Pleno du Tribunal Superior de Justicia. 

 

States: 

N – Texas, USA

E – Texas, USA and Nuevo Leon

S – Nuevo LeonZacatecas and Durango

W – Durango, Chihuahua and Texas, USA

 

                 

 

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Government Palace

 

 

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Legislative Palace

 

 

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Legislative Office

 

 

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Justice Palace

 

 

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Photos taken 2005