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 7:50:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMEF0C
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.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1862

Age of Church building determined by?: Historical Society

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

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 11:00 AM

Street address of Church:
W. National Ave.
Las Vegas, New Mexico

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

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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