Machinery from the former Loreto Paper Factory
Cuicuilco, Mexico City
Photograph by M. Gax, 2008

Operating from 1825 to 1992, the Loreto and Peņa Pobre Paper Factory played a pivotal role in Mexican history. Initially established as the Fábrica de Papel Loreto, it became the first independent paper mill after the revolution in 1825. Later merging with the Peņa Pobre factory in 1929, it flourished, supplying the nation with paper and employing hundreds of workers. However, modernisation ultimately led to its closure in 1992, leaving behind a legacy preserved in the Plaza Cuicuilco commercial complex and the adjoining Peņa Pobre Ecological Park, a testament to its industrial and environmental impact.


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