When we entered the Quinta Mazatlan mansion, the first room was the visitor information Center. It housed a small gift shop that sold trinkets such as jewelry made by local artisans, and the usual t-shirts and post cards.
We were allowed to roam around freely on the main level and were given a leaflet to describe what we were seeing.
This plaque is on one of the walls and tells the story of the owner. Rather than me paraphrasing everything, if you stretch this photo, I believe I got a clear enough photo for you to read for yourself.
On the main floor, the rooms are as follows: Solarium, Folk Art Room, Theatre, Grand Hall, Cedar Hall, Art Gallery, and even an historic bathroom! I caught photos in most of the rooms – sadly, not the bathroom.
My feature photo is looking into the grand hall from the dining area.
The images of the folk art room were clipped from a little video I did, thus the poor focus.
Aside from the tiled arches, my favourite features were the doors and windows.
The main house has 6739 square feet of living area. It didn’t seem that big, but this measurement would include the bedrooms, which we didn’t see. That said, this would have been a huge house in the era it was built.
The theatre and the art gallery were being used for a graduation photo shoot, so I just peeked in and didn’t disrupt the experience by standing there taking photos of my own.
After seeing my photos, hubs is interested in visiting Quinta Mazatlan, so I’m sure I’ll have new and different photos before winter’s end.
What a beautiful place! My favorite room would have to be the Cedar Hall with all its natural light. The owner/builder seems to have been a very resourceful and creative. And it seems he married into the money, and now I’m wondering how it came to be that his wife’s family was so well off. I did Google it, but to no avail. I’m always the one asking questions on a tour! Thanks for sharing, and have a great day!
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They weren’t doing tours due to Covid, so I had nobody to ask. I always ask lots of questions on tours too, Betty. Sorry for taking so long to reply. We’re away for a few days, enjoying our anniversary/Christmas gift to each other. Thanks for your comments. Have a great day!
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