St. Francis of Assisi, Ranchos De Taos, NM
N 36° 21.526 W 105° 36.518
13S E 445394 N 4023914
Quick Description: This spanish colonial church built with thick, organic curving walls has been used as a model by many New Mexico artists. It's most famous depiction is in paintings by Georgia O'Keefe.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 3/2/2007 10:50:19 AM
Waymark Code: WM196M
While there are many surviving, and even still active, adobe churches that were built during Spanish colonialism, this is probably the most famous and iconic. It has been the subject manner of a great many artists, most notably Georgia O'Keefe and Ansel Adams.
This church is the catholic church for the village of Los Ranchos de Taos and holds services on Sundays and Holy days. It is open to the public Monday through Saturday.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 01/01/1815
Age of Church building determined by?: Other reliable source
If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Catholic
Street address of Church:
Ranchos De Taos, NM USA
Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]
If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed
If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Not listed
Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: Not Listed
Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed
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