The house, located on what is today Calle 63 and across from Independence Square, was built by Francisco de Montejo (aka "El Adelantado" or "Boss") in the years between 1543 and 1551 CE in Mérida. The city was founded by his son, of the same name, a year earlier, i.e. 1542. In 1546, the elder took the title of Governor and Captain General, but did not win a lot of admirers. By 1550, the complaints were so many that he was recalled to Spain where he died in 1553. All that remains of the original casa is the façade, extreme left in the photograph, that was constructed in the Plateresque manner seen in Valladolid, also in Chiapas, even today.
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