Mike Lord

Mike Lord

4th generation Santa Fe Gringo.

My Great-grandfather, Charles N. Lord, was the Secretary of The Board of Dental Examiners for the Territory.  Here's his report to the Governor, shortly before his divorce from my Great-grandmother.

Thursday, 12 April 2012 01:33

729½ East Palace Avenue 2011

729½ East Palace Avenue today.  The only thing remaining of Alois and Marrieta Renehan's Willows is the wall by the sidewalk.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012 16:02

The Willows

729½ East Palace Avenue.  Built on the site of the Fischer Brewery in 1908.  The Willows was where my Great-grandmother Marietta and Alois Renehan took up residence after they were married in 1909.

Photo by Jesse Nusbaum, 1911

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:52

The Renehan Mausoleum and the Black Kiss



Decades-Old Tomb Bears Mystery of the Black Kiss

COPYRIGHT 2000 Albuquerque Journal

Byline: Joseph Ditzler Of the Journal

It may be the quietest pair of lips ever, those imprinted indelibly on the tomb of Alois Renehan.

A distant descendant, Edward Renehan, 44, of Newport, R.I., said it has been there as long as he can remember a life-sized kiss, in black, on Alois's mausoleum in Fairview Cemetery on Cerrillos Road. If you know where to look, you can see it from the street a black spot on the right side of the doorway into Alois Renehan's tomb.

Unlike the lips of a corpse, these lips have never spoken. And who may have left this peculiar bit of graffiti, and for what reason, are unknown.

Alois Renehan, however, is not.

Monday, 09 April 2012 17:08

Palace of the Governors Photo Archive


Monday, 09 April 2012 17:06

New Mexico Office of the State Historian


Sunday, 08 April 2012 23:52

El Nido

Trying this out.


Santa Fe Fiesta - early 50's - Mariachi Band visit to our house. I am the little guy, my father, Meliton Sandoval, and my sisters, Anna Marie (left), and Kathy (right) are also in the photo.

Photo courtesy of Michael Sandoval

Wednesday, 04 April 2012 19:13

The Capitol Band - 1930s

Pictured (partial): Meliton Sandoval (sax); Felix Sandoval (clarinet); Elias Maes (drum); Isaac Martinez (Baritone).

Photograph courtesy of Michael Sandoval.

The location of this house was where Amelia White Park is today.


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