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Santa Fe Plaza
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 35° 41.241 W 105° 56.315
13S E 415074 N 3949677
Quick Description: Santa Fe Plaza is bounded by Washington, East Palace and Lincoln Avenues and by San Francisco Street in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 9/13/2007 11:12:39 AM
Waymark Code: WM26N9
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 53

Long Description:
Heart of the city of Santa Fe since 1607, the Plaza has witnessed countless historical, cultural, and social events. In the Plaza, the Pueblo Indians revolted against Spanish rule in 1680; here, too, they capitulated to General Don Diego de Vargas in 1693. Marking the end of the Santa Fe Trail from Missouri, as well as the end of the Camino Real (Royal Road) from Chihuahua, Mexico, the dirt of the central square was stirred up continuously by freight wagons and burros laden with goods. Over the centuries, the Plaza has been transformed from the utilitarian meeting place it was in early days to a tree-shaded park encircled by a white picket fence, to an expanse of lawn crowned by a crenelated gazebo, to the lively, shaded pulse of activity it is today.
Street address:
Bounded by Washington, East Palace and Lincoln Avenues and by San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM USA


County / Borough / Parish: Santa Fe

Year listed: 1966

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event - Transportation, Commerce

Periods of significance: 1600-1649, 1800-1824, 1825-1849

Historic function: Landscape - Plaza

Current function: Landscape - Plaza

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

National Historic Landmark Link: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

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