The splendor of central Mexico has long pulled at the heartstrings of architects, artists and those who appreciate the cultural history of the west.  San Miguel de Allende, in particular has been an inspiring place for generations – tucked in the Bajio mountains northwest of Mexico City, this colonial town in the state of Guanajuato grew out of the silver mining trail in the 16th and 17th centuries, flourishing with civic and religious monuments marking the primary plazas and the gathering spaces. La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, the main cathedral, lies at the city’s heart with its later added, playful interpretation of a neo-gothic façade – the creation of a local artisan bricklayer and self-taught architect, Zeferino Gutierrez. Its spires stand out above the…