“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Hewett House

Museum of New Mexico Historical Note

— Signs of Enchantment —

Hewett House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, August 24, 2021
1. Hewett House Marker

The building you see in front of you, called the Hewett House, is one of the few remaining military buildings dating from the period when the U.S. Army maintained two military reservations in Santa Fe (1846-1894). This adobe building was one of six constructed as housing for officers and their families assigned to the Headquarters of the Military Department (later District) of New Mexico in 1870-71. The building was also used as an officer's quarters for Fort Marcy, the military post established in Santa Fe in 1846 when the United States took possession of New Mexico during the Mexican War. Fort Marcy was abandoned in 1894. A few years later the former officer's quarters was acquired by the Museum of New Mexico. In 1916 it was modified into the prevailing Spanish-Pueblo Indian architectural style. At this time many of the 19th century buildings on the Plaza and in downtown Santa Fe underwent similar conversions. A virtually intact 1870s period military officer's quarters exists beneath this facade. Dr. Edgar Lee Hewett, founder of the Museum of New Mexico and advocate of the Spanish-Pueblo style, lived here for thirty years.
Hewett House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, August 24, 2021
2. Hewett House and Marker
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This building is listed on the New Mexico Register of Cultural Properties and the National Register of Historic Places.

Caption: Hewett House (left) as it appeared ca. 1885
Erected by Museum of New Mexico.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Mexican-American. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
Location. 35° 41.309′ N, 105° 56.324′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is on Lincoln Avenue north of West Palace Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Fe NM 87501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Officer's Quarters (a few steps from this marker); Museum of Fine Arts (within shouting distance of this marker); The Spitz Clock (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); El Palacio Real (about 300 feet away); Cut Stone Facade with Quoin (about 300 feet away); Annexation of New Mexico (about 300 feet away); Fray Angélico Chávez (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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Mar. 31, 2023