Built in 1907 by the doctor Alberto Álvarez García, the Mudéjar House building, characteristic for its Mozarabic architecture, remained for years in abandonment and disuse until, after some citizen initiatives, the current municipal administration restored it in order to turn it into a cultural venue.
The inauguration of the Casa Mudéjar Cultural Center took place on October 14, 2019 and since then it has hosted book presentations, artistic exhibitions, plays and has also hosted some concerts by the Camerata de Coahuila.
In addition, last July the Juan de Dios Castro reading room was inaugurated, a title he received in honor of the well-known Lagunero professor and lawyer who showed a remarkable love for letters in his lifetime.
It should be noted that the Mudéjar House is a building cataloged by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).
To celebrate the two years of the property as a cultural center, on Wednesday night the theatrical performance Clara en la Estación was held, based on a text by the Mexican writer Elena Garro, produced by the company Lola Mar and starring the actresses from La Laguna Estefanía Marrufo and More Barret.
Meanwhile, on the night of this Thursday, October 14, at 8:00 p.m., the exhibition of the artist Román Eguía entitled ‘Constrastes’ will be inaugurated, consisting of nine pieces in various techniques such as oil, acrylic and charcoal.
For more information on the history of this property, you can consult the books ‘La Casa Mudéjar’ by Homero del Bosque Villarreal and ‘La Casa Mudéjar y otros orientalismos’ by historian Carlos Castañón Cuadros, available at the Municipal Archive.