Old Town Presbyterian Mission Church - Las Vegas, New Mexico
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 35° 35.372 W 105° 13.598
13S E 479468 N 3938446
Quick Description: Historic former Presbyterian church in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 5/4/2012 7:18:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMEBZE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Presbyterian Mission was established in 1870. Construction of the church building was begun in 1871 and was completed in 1873. The church is constructed of adobe. It is noted as the only attempt in New Mexico at a classical temple facade. Services were held in the church until 1960 when the congregation merged with another congregation in town. Beginning in the 1970s the church served as the Samaritan House, the only homeless shelter in Las Vegas, as well as a used clothing store which helps meet the financial needs of Samaritan House. By the late 1990s the building had deteriorated and was need of restoration. Through community effort extensive restoration work has been done over the last several years. The building is being converted to a community center to serve the Old Town section of Las Vegas.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1871

Age of Church building determined by?: Historical Society

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

Street address of Church:
1413 Chavez St.
Las Vegas, New Mexico

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

Secondary 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

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