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Espanola in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Chimayo Trading Post / Trujillo House

 
 
Chimayo Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 28, 2010
1. Chimayo Trading Post Marker
Inscription.
Restored 1939 on site of
original 1926 trading post.

A Registered Cultural Property
State of New Mexico
 
Erected 1992. (Marker Number 1543.)
 
Location. 35° 59.526′ N, 106° 4.101′ W. Marker is in Espanola, New Mexico, in Rio Arriba County. Marker is at the intersection of Sandia Drive (U.S. 285) and State Road 68, on the left when traveling east on Sandia Drive. Touch for map. Hard to miss at this junction of two highways on the south side of Espanola. Be aware of the local traffic situation, you may have to circle the triangle to safely park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Sandia Drive, Espanola NM 87532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bond House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Santa Cruz de la Cañada / Santa Cruz Plaza on the Camino Real (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pablita Velarde, Tse Tsan, Golden Dawn (approx. 2 miles away); Pueblo of Santa Clara (approx. 2 miles away); Española Valley (approx. 2 miles away); Dominguez Escalante Trail (approx. 2.8 miles away); Esther Martinez - P’oe Tsáwäˀ (1912-2006) (approx. 4 miles away); San Gabriel (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
Trujillo House - NRHP Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English
2. Trujillo House - NRHP Plaque
The marker is embedded into a south wall of the Trujillo Adobe near the Trujillo's front door.
 
Regarding Chimayo Trading Post / Trujillo House. There are several signs drawing attention to the Trading Post and its historical status.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNative Americans
 
The Trujillo House image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 28, 2010
3. The Trujillo House
The Chimayo Trading Post marker is embedded in the south wall to the east of the Trujillo-Blanchard house porch.
Chimayo Trading Post and Marco Polo Store. image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 30, 2010
4. Chimayo Trading Post and Marco Polo Store.
One of the Chimayo Trading Post Highway Signs image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 28, 2010
5. One of the Chimayo Trading Post Highway Signs
Chimayo Trading Post Gate In South Wall of the Trujillo Family Compound image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 28, 2010
6. Chimayo Trading Post Gate In South Wall of the Trujillo Family Compound
Trujillo House image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, 50
7. Trujillo House
"Shoulder of Mutton Alley" Doorway
Trujillo House image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English
8. Trujillo House
Looking east along the south elevation of the courtyard wall, house, and store.
Trujillo House image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English
9. Trujillo House
Courtyard
Trujillo House image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English
10. Trujillo House
East elevation, house
Trujillo House image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English
11. Trujillo House
Living Room
Trujillo House image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English
12. Trujillo House
Living room lintel detail
Inside the Chimayo Trading Post image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 30, 2010
13. Inside the Chimayo Trading Post
A specialty of the store is pottery made by members of various pueblo tribes.
Chimayo Trading Post image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 30, 2010
14. Chimayo Trading Post
Chimayo wool goods, originating in the village of Chimayo, several miles northeast of the trading post. The Spanish pioneers to this area have been weaving a wide variety of wool goods in the Chimayo area for over 200 years.
Mr. Leo "Polo" Trujillo image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 30, 2010
15. Mr. Leo "Polo" Trujillo
Owner of the trading post, with one of the Santa Clara Pueblo pots from his cases.
Chimayo Trading Post in a 1960's Advertisement image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 30, 2010
16. Chimayo Trading Post in a 1960's Advertisement
for American Express
E.D. Trujillo image. Click for full size.
17. E.D. Trujillo
Builder of the Trujillo Adobe and Chimayo Trading Post
Trujillo Family Photos Displayed in the Trading Post image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English
18. Trujillo Family Photos Displayed in the Trading Post
 
 
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