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Ranchos de Taos in Taos County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

San Francisco de Asis Church

Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico

 
 
San Francisco de Asis Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
1. San Francisco de Asis Church Marker
Inscription. This Mission Church is one of the oldest churches in America dedicated to San Francisco de Asis. It was constructed between 1813 and 1815 under the direction of the Franciscan Fray José Benito Pereyro. It is an outstanding example of adobe, mission architecture. This Church continues to this day to be a place of worship and an integral part of the community.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 36° 21.538′ N, 105° 36.545′ W. Marker is in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, in Taos County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 68 at milepost 28.3 and St. Francis Plaza, on the right when traveling north on State Road 68. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ranchos de Taos NM 87557, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Taos (approx. 2.9 miles away); Ledoux Street (approx. 3.8 miles away); Padre Antonio José Martínez (approx. 3.8 miles away); Don Fernando de Taos Plaza (approx. 3.9 miles away); Don Fernando de Taos (approx. 3.9 miles away); Historic Taos (approx. 3.9 miles away); Historic Taos Plaza (approx. 3.9 miles away); Taos Canyon (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
<i>back of</i> San Francisco de Asis Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
2. back of San Francisco de Asis Church Marker

1. San Francisco de Asis Mission Church. Wikidpedia article. (Submitted on October 31, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 

2. Ranchos Church, 1930 by Georgia O'Keeffe. Link to the Georgia O'Keefe website showing what is arguably the most famous image of the church, that of the rear of the church, painted in 1930 (Submitted on October 31, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
San Francisco de Asis Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
3. San Francisco de Asis Church Marker
San Francisco de Asis Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, October 18, 2013
4. San Francisco de Asis Church Marker
View of marker looking northwest down highway 68 with mountains in distance.
San Francisco de Asis Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
5. San Francisco de Asis Church
San Francisco de Asis Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
6. San Francisco de Asis Church
San Francisco de Asis Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
7. San Francisco de Asis Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 584 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on October 31, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   5, 6, 7. submitted on August 6, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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