St. Francis Cathedral, Santa Fe, NM
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 35° 41.174 W 105° 56.176
13S E 415282 N 3949551
Quick Description: The crowning achievement of Archbishop Lamy's church construction in New Mexico.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 12/25/2006 9:06:41 AM
Waymark Code: WM12DH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 121

Long Description:
Built in 1869 and designed in the French Romanesque style, the building is alien to the Spanish heritage of Santa Fe but is still one of its greatest landmarks. Constructed on the site of a church that was destroyed in the Pueblo Revolt and replacing a later adobe church called La Parroquia, Saint Francis Cathedral was built of stone from local quarries and from the La Bajada Mesa, west of the city. Portions of La Parroquia remain in the form of the Chapel of Our lady of the Rosary, which houses a wooden statue of the Virgin known as Our Lady of Peace. The statue was first brought to Santa Fe in 1625 and was returned to the city by the armies of Don Diego de Vargas during the re-conquest of 1692.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 01/01/1884

Age of Church building determined by?: Church website

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Catholic

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Street address of Church:
231 Cathedral Pl.
Santa Fe, USA

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

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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