Current Projects

San Miguel Chapel, Santa Fe, New Mexico

San Miguel Chapel, built in 1610, is the key site in the Barrio de Analco Historic District in Santa Fe. St. Michael’s High School partnered with Cornerstones to do a major restoration of the chapel, commencing in 2010. The current phase of work at the chapel is maintenance of the mud plaster on the western, front elevation; for the periodic re-mudding of the exterior we rely on our many valued volunteers. We are also… Read More

Amador Hotel, Las Cruces, New Mexico

The historic Amador Hotel is a special landmark for the city of Las Cruces. Don Martin Amador built a one-story adobe for his family in 1866. Twelve years later the building was converted into the Amador Rooming House, and served as a haven for teamsters and passengers traveling the freight lines between Chihuahua, Mexico and Santa Fe. Cornerstones is currently conducting a conditions assessment and preservation plan for the Amador Museum Foundation, which seeks to… Read More

La Sala de San Jose

We need your help to save a treasure! La Sala de San Jose, a dance hall and community center in the picturesque village of Galisteo, New Mexico, has been undergoing extensive restoration since 2009. La Sala de Galisteo, the non-profit that manages the hall, has partnered with Cornerstones. Much of the major restoration work such as stabalizing and restoring brick work is completed, but more work needs to be done. This… Read More

Santo Domingo Trading Post

Santo Domingo Trading Post in Tewa, NM was built in 1880. The next phase of this project is complete preservation of the apartment and warehouse façade paintings. The trading post is on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information the trading post click here. This project is funded by a Historic Preservation Division grant.

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San José de Gracia Church, Las Trampas

San José de Gracia Church in Las Trampas, NM was built between 1760 and 1776. The church ceiling is painted with 18th and 19th century motifs. It features 18th and 19th century Santeros and is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and is a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

Historic Preservation Division of NM Cultural Affairs awarded a grant for condition assessment, documentation, and recommendations for treatment. Georgina, international architectural intern, worked on… Read More

Mastodon Mine

Cornerstones began assisting the University of Arizona on Mastodon Mine project in 2011. After an assessment and recommendations for stabilizations 2012, planning for work began. We hosted a series of training workshops to stabilize the collapsing structure. The las workshop occurred in 2015. The last timbers were set in place and the crushing mill was re-established. The project was not only about restoring the mine, but also focused on reassembling parts of the timber frame… Read More

Death Valley National Park, Cow Creek Perimeter

​Cow Creek perimeter wall encloses maintenance facilities at Death Valley National Park. Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the wall between 1940-1942. Cornerstones partners with the park to host trainings for AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps and other volunteers. The training focuses on reconstruction, restoration, and repair of the wall.

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Eagle Cliff Mine, Joshua Tree National Park

Eagle Cliff Mine was founded in 1895 and is one of the oldest mines in Joshua Tree National Park. Due to its remote location, burrows were used to pack out the ore. Eagle Cliff was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. The cabin is a circular rock structure that was built into a cliff. Cornerstones partners with the National Park Service to create a stabilization plan, to stabilize the stone and… Read More

Geer and Rogers Cabins, Mojave National Preserve

​Geer and Rogers Cabins are mining cabins in the Mojave National Preserve. The two cabins represent the first half of the 20th century mining era in the preserve. The cabins need cleaning, structural stabilization of roofs, and repairs of windows, floors, and doors. The preserve wants to make the historic structures safe for visitors to explore and experience the early mining era and to preserve the mining history for future generations. Cornerstones and the National… Read More