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Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Site of Santa Fes First Chapel

Demolished 1714

 
 
Site of Santa Fes First Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 25, 2013
1. Site of Santa Fes First Chapel Marker
Inscription. Also used as two-story defensive tower for Palace of the Governors during the 1600s. Gen. Don Diego de Vargas was probably buried beneath the floor of this chapel in 1704.
 
Erected by The Historic Santa Fe Foundation.
 
Location. 35° 41.263′ N, 105° 56.265′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and East Palace Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Washington Avenue. Click for map. Marker faces Palace Avenue at the intersection, which is just off the Santa Fe Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Fe NM 87501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hitching Post at the End of the Trail (a few steps from this marker); Annexation of New Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); El Palacio Real (within shouting distance of this marker); Fray Anglico Chvez
Site of Santa Fes First Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 25, 2013
2. Site of Santa Fes First Chapel Marker
This view is from the crosswalk looking north on Washington Avenue. Marker is on the green-painted iron stand in front of the tree.
(within shouting distance of this marker); A Building Stood Here Before 1680 (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Diego Arias de Quiros (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); End of Santa Fe Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Santa Fe.
 
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Corner of the Palace of the Governors and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 25, 2013
3. Corner of the Palace of the Governors and Marker
Palace Avenue is in the foreground. The facade on the left faces the plaza.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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