La Castrense

La Castrense (HM1827)

Location: Santa Fe, NM 87501 Santa Fe County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 41.222', W 105° 56.315'

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— 1760-1859

On this site stood the memorable Chapel of The Lady of Light, often called the "Castrense" which marked the northernmost limit of Mexican Baroque style. Here in Santa Fe flourished the Hispano-American civilization which this Chapel typified during the hard times following Mexico's political independence from Spain, in 1821 the Chapel fell into disrepair. Finally after the removal of its art objects, it was de-consecrated and the building put to secular use during the administration of New Mexico's first Archbishop—Jean Baptiste Lamy. Its famed carved stone altar piece may now be seen, in devoted use, at Santa Fe's Christo Rey Church. Other surviving examples of its art work may be found in the Museum of New Mexico collection.
HM NumberHM1827
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 11:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 415073 N 3949642
Decimal Degrees35.68703333, -105.93858333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 41.222', W 105° 56.315'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 41' 13.32" N, 105° 56' 18.90" W
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Area Code(s)505
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 74 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe NM 87501, US
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