Santuario de San Lorenzo, Bernalillo, New Mexico
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Santuario de San Lorenzo, Bernalillo, New Mexico

Santuario de San Lorenzo Bernalillo, New Mexico The middle Rio Grande valley is an area of great cultural importance in New Mexico. It was occupied by Pueblo Indians since prehistoric times and by Spanish explorers and settlers for over 400 years. Spanish explorers first visited the Bernalillo area in 1540 when Francisco Vásquez de Coronado […]

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Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, Doña Ana

Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria Doña Ana, New Mexico Built sometime between 1845 and 1852, Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria is the oldest church in the Mesilla Valley. Set on the plaza of historic Doña Ana on the Camino Real, the church occupies the site of a 17th century parada, or stopping place. For more […]

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San Rafael Church, La Cueva, New Mexico
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San Rafael Church, La Cueva, New Mexico

San Rafael Church La Cueva, New Mexico The San Rafael church, located in the tiny rural community of La Cueva, is a stunning Neo-Gothic structure. It was built in 1865 during the period of Jean Baptiste Lamy, the Frenchman who was assigned by the Vatican to be the first Archbishop of Santa Fe. Abandoned as […]

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Flood Restoration and Recovery, Hatch, New Mexico

Flood Restoration and Recovery Hatch, New Mexico On August 14, 2006 the town of Hatch, New Mexico was devastated by flooding. Since then, Cornerstones has been at the forefront of efforts to flood victims. A grant from the National Trust and generous support from the Prothro Family Foundation has permitted our technical staff to conduct […]

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Capilla de San José, Cañoncito de La Cueva

Capilla de San José, Cañoncito de La Cueva New Mexico On summer weekends from 1997-1999, the community members of Cañoncito carried materials and equipment to ford the waters of the Mora river to allow passage to San José chapel. The beginning of this restoration project was dramatic, as an unusually high wind caught the frame […]

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