Would the people of Saltillo imagine at the beginning of the 20th century that their descendants could wander freely inside Purcell House and explore it from beginning to end, attending film festivals or exhibitions of plastic arts and sculpture at the Cultural Center that protected its walls since 2005?
In the early 20th century, this was the house of Mrs. Francisca Zamora, which was acquired by British entrepreneur William (Bill) Purcell Haliman to build his residence.
This house was probably designed by French Canadian architect Henri E. M. Guindon and its construction was completed in 1906, using quarry from San Luis Potosi and Canadian oak wood. The steep pitched roofs and tall chimneys make it a unique piece of architecture based on a rural English castle.
Casa Purcell Cultural Center has spaces for temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Free admission.