State Headquarters for the DIF
(Integral Family Development Institute)
This extraordinary neo-Hispanic baroque house was built in
18th century by the governor Don Tomas Lopez de Ecala y
Baquedano, facing on what today is known as the Plaza
de Independencia (Independence Square).
It was the result of widely publicized dispute that
motivated the governor to flaunt his victory with lavish
The stone, wrought iron and Talavera mosaic facade has
four arches on the first story that from front porch.
There are three spacious balconies on the top floor, and
the only window without balcony has stone carved draperies
imitating the natural fall of cloth.
It now serves as the state offices for DIF (Integral
Family Development Institute, national government
sponsored family services institution).