Procession of the Holy Family Parish, which is located in the Colonia Roma (where I live), neighborhood of Mexico City just west of the city’s Historic Center. The colonia’s height as an “aristocratic” and “European” enclave was from its founding in the 1900s until about the 1940s. Older mansions began to give way to modern commercial buildings in the 1960s and 1970s as the deterioration became more serious. Since then, there have been efforts to conserve the area’s architectural heritage and regain some of its former prestige with some success.
Its original wide streets, boulevards and small parks filled with trees remain. It is still home to about 1,100 mansions and other architecturally and historically important structures, mostly built between 1906 and 1939. Most of these are no longer residences but rather offices, cultural centers and other businesses. examples of these adaptations include the Casa Lamm Cultural Center, the Casa Universitaria del Libro, the main building of the Universidad de Londres and the various art galleries which are mostly found on Colima Street.
The colonia has revived somewhat as a Bohemian area with restaurants, art galleries, offices and more. Today, the area attracts younger generations of artists, writers and urban hipsters, with rents rising once again. [Wiki]