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Our Lady of Sorrows Church - Las Vegas, New Mexico
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 35° 35.514 W 105° 13.749
13S E 479241 N 3938709
Quick Description: Historic Catholic church in Las Vegas, New Mexico
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 5/19/2012 8:03:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMEF0H
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
The Our Lady of Sorrows Church parish dates to 1851 and this is the second church building for the parish. The previous church was located about a block east on the Plaza.

The second Nuestro Senora de los Dolores Church or Our Lady of Sorrows Church had its foundation laid in 1862 however the work on the church progressed slowly and was not completed until 1869. The church is constructed of red sandstone which was quarried 25 miles away in Anton Chico and hauled by wagon to the construction site. The stone was laid in a random ashlar pattern The church is in a Gothic Revival style with two square towers.

The church is in very good condition and continues to serve its parish.
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of organization: 1/1/1851

Date of building construction: 1/1/1862

Dominant Architectural Style: Gothic Revival

Archdiocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

W. National Ave.
Las Vegas, New Mexico

Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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