|This colonial house gets it name from the over-the-top stucco ornamentation reminiscent of the sugar and egg-white concoction called alfeñique (a type of merigue candy). This was the home of Juan Ignacio Morales, a wealthy ironworker, who ordered the house built in this style for his fiance (who was apparently very fond of meringue). The three-story structure has elaborate stuocco ornamentation surrounding the third-story windows with canopies above some of these windows with dripping stalactites. The Casa del Alfeñique now houses the Regional Museum of Puebla.|
Facing in talavera patterned tilesHere are two different patterns where two sections of the structure are joined.
Third-story balcony windows
Stucco motifs--primarily foliage and curvilinear forms
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Guía. Arquitectura representativa de la ciudad de Puebla. Puebla: Centro para la Conservación del Patrimonio Cultural Tangible e Intangible A. C., L'Anxaneta Ediciones, 2008.
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