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San Francisco De Assisi Mission Church

Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico
County of Taos.
The Plaza
National Register Number: 70000416
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Religious facility. The threat level was Threatened in
Congressional District: NM-3 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Church: 505-751-9733.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 15, 1970):
Constructed between 1772 and 1816, this is a large and excellent example of the New Mexican Spanish Colonial church. The white stuccoed adobe walls are exceptionally massive.

The threat level of the Landmark is still "threatened" as a portion of the roof still needs to be replaced and the interior is also still in need of repair.

Tthe parish community has raised funds to re-roof the transept and apse of the roof. During the 1st week of June 2006 the community again rallied together to re-mud (enjarrar) the entire Church. The 2004 NHL status report documented the NHL owners concern of a "Big Box" development within a quarter mile of the landmark this is no longer a threat as the area communities came together to block the development.

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