History of Casa de las Palomas

  Gene Byron and Virgilio Fernandez built Casa de las Palomas in 1963. Gene Byron, who after working as a radio actress in Chicago, settled in Mexico and worked as a artist. She married Virgilio Fernandez, a physician and Spanish Civil War veteran. Together they ran a business in which they designed and produced furnishings and […]

Furnishings and Folk Art

Casa de las Palomas contains an interesting collection of furnishings and folk art. This accumulation began after the construction of the house when Gene Byron and Virgilio Fernandez furnished the house with examples of their work.  Subsequent owners of the house have added to the collection. There are many examples of the various styles of […]