This museum tells the historic facts that happened in the border of Ciudad Juárez – El Paso between 1911 and 1914. The focal cores that give structure to our story are: The Maderista Revolution; Francisco Villa; the photographers that documented the historic facts; as well as the building, site and silent witness of these and other events. MUREF (Museum of the Border Revolution for its Spanish acronym), shows us the reason why the Juarenses (people from Juárez) are heirs and rightful representatives of a prestigious past. The original use of this historic building was the Border Custom since 1889. The first architectural intervention took place in 1909, for the interview to be held by US President William H. Taft and the President of México Porfirio Díaz.

The Border Customs Building, for its beauty and history is an icon and pride of Ciudad Juárez. This building, currently the Museum of the Border Revolution, tells us through art representations, the significance of Ciudad Juárez during the Revolution. Its origin goes back to 1886, when the Mexican government decided to build a new building for the border customs because the newly inaugurated Central Mexican Railroad had detonated at a great scale, commercial transactions between México and the United States. A year later, in 1887, there was an agreement signed to start the construction of this building. The original project also included a customs office; moreover, it would also house the Treasury and Postal Service of Paso del Norte.

Uploaded on 01.14.2015 by Liliana Fuentes

Out of Area / Ciudad Juarez, (2010 - 2019), Revolution

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