General view of Casas Gemelas (Twin Houses), early 20th century, Paseo Montejo,  Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, pictured on July 18, 2006, in the evening. These twin mansions, with French Renaissance features, were designed by French architect Gustave Umbdenstock (1866-1940), and Manuel Canton Ramos, who also oversaw the building of the Palacio Canton, supervised their construction. One of the houses was decorated in the early 20th century style by Fernando Barbachano, and has been preserved. Merida is the state capital of Yucatan. Picture by Manuel Cohen.

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General view of Casas Gemelas (Twin Houses), early 20th century, Paseo Montejo, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, pictured on July 18, 2006, in the evening. These twin mansions, with French Renaissance features, were designed by French architect Gustave Umbdenstock (1866-1940), and Manuel Canton Ramos, who also oversaw the building of the Palacio Canton, supervised their construction. One of the houses was decorated in the early 20th century style by Fernando Barbachano, and has been preserved....
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