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1866 Southwest corner of the Santa Fé Plaza

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1866 Southwest corner of the Santa Fé Plaza 1866 Southwest corner of the Santa Fé Plaza

"The Southwest corner of the Santa Fe Plaza, circa 1866, just a few years after the city was held by Texas forces loyal to the Confederacy. The Confederates entered Santa Fe in early March 1862, and then returned to the city — cold, hungry and wounded — after defeating Union forces in the Battle of Glorieta Pass." - Courtesy Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, NMHM/DCA, Negative No. 038178

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Maria Montez-Skolnik


Both sides of my family trace their roots in the Santa Fé area to the 1600s.  In the earlier years they were primarily farmers, builders, craftsmen, artists (wood carvers and weavers), and educators.  I graduated from SFHS & NMSU and received my BA & MA in Speech & Language Pathology. I divide my time between Santa Fé and the San Francisco Bay Area.  


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  • Comment Link Mike Lord Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:20 posted by Mike Lord

    The two story building at the far right of this photo could be La Castrense - the military chapel built by Governor Francisco Antonio Marin del Valle in the late 1750s. It appears on Urrutia's 1767 map as "Capilla de N Señora de la Luz" - Chapel of Our Lady of Light - and, in a will dated 1785 it is referred to as "Capilla Castrense" - the military chapel.

    It possessed a large stone reredos that was sculpted in New Mexico. The reredos was removed when the chapel was demolished and ultimately found its way to Cristo Rey church, where it remains today.

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