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

Sena Plaza

 
 
Sena Plaza Plaque image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 13, 2012
1. Sena Plaza Plaque
Inscription.  When Don Juan Sena bought this land in 1796, Santa Fe belonged to Spain. When Major José D. Sena built this house for his bride Doña Isabel Cabeza de Baca in 1831, Santa Fe belonged to Mexico. In 1846 Santa Fe became part of the United States.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable Buildings.
 
Location. 35° 41.24′ N, 105° 56.192′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is at the intersection of East Palace Avenue and Cathedral Place, on the right when traveling west on East Palace Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 E Palace Ave, 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. Don Diego de Vargas Zapata Luján Ponce de León, El Marques de la Nava de Barcinas (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Diego Arias de Quiros (within shouting distance of this marker); A Building Stood Here Before 1680
Sena Plaza Entrance and Plaque image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 13, 2012
2. Sena Plaza Entrance and Plaque
The plaque is to the left of the turquoise-painted door in the center of this photograph. It takes you to into a leafy courtyard with a fountain and shops, and art galleries on two levels. Upper walkway railing is visible above the door.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Kateri Tekakwitha (within shouting distance of this marker); Hitching Post at the End of the Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Santa Fe’s First Chapel (about 400 feet away); Fray Angélico Chávez (about 400 feet away); Santa Fe Trail (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
 
Sena House Courtyard image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 13, 2012
3. Sena House Courtyard
This view is from the upper level walkway. A ground floor restaurant has outdoor seating under oversize umbrellas.
Cathedral Park and the Cathedral is Directly Across the Street image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 13, 2012
4. Cathedral Park and the Cathedral is Directly Across the Street
This photograph was taken from the 2nd floor railing visible on Photo No. 1.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 655 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 27, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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