Cuauhtémoc Statue (1893 World's Columbian Exposition)

Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

In the 1870’s, Mexican dictator Porfirio Díaz commissioned a monument to Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec emperor, for Mexico City’s Paseo de la Reforma. The Monument to Cuauhtémoc was completed in 1887 and combined European neoclassicism with mesoamerican elements. The now famous monument still stands in Mexico City. Cervecería Cuauhtémoc sent a replica of the statue to Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. The site of the exposition is today's Jackson Park. 

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