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Upcoming Events


Car Show and Live Music with Half Broke Horses
Sat, Sep 22 onetime 10 AM - 3 PM
Location: Ski Santa Fe

Enjoy the fall colors with a great variety of classic cars. Live music provided by The Half Broke Horses. Have a cold beer, a bite to eat & enjoy the musicǃ Take a chairlift ride and play a round of Disc Golf. Buy a season pass and ride for freeǃ visit our website
Fall Activites Live Music with Little Leroy and His Pack of Lies
Sun, Sep 23 onetime 10 AM - 3 PM
Location: Ski Santa Fe

Enjoy live music with Little Leroy and His Pack of Lies, savor a cold beer, a bite to eat & enjoy the showǃ Ride the chairlift, play a round of Disc Golf & take in the scenery. Purchase your Season Passǃ Get up to 60% off in our Sports Shop Saleǃ visit our website
Plein Air Painting Festival and Live Music with Alto Street
Sat, Sep 29 onetime 10 AM - 3 PM
Location: Ski Santa Fe

Calling all artists - join us at the peak of the changing colors of autumn for a day of painting, music and festivities. Listen to Alto Street with a cold beer and a bite to eat. Take a chairlift ride and play a round of Disc Golf. visit our website
Fall Activities and Live Music with The Wild Marimbas
Sun, Sep 30 onetime 10 AM - 3 PM
Location: Ski Santa Fe

Enjoy live music with The Wild Marimbas, savor a cold beer, a bite to eat & enjoy the showǃ Ride the chairlift, play a round of Disc Golf & take in the scenery. Purchase your Season Passǃ Get up to 60% off in our Sports Shop Saleǃ visit our website
Fall Activities and Live Music with CS Rockshow
Sat, Oct 6 onetime 10 AM - 3 PM
Location: Ski Santa Fe

Live music with CS Rockshow. Savor a cold beer, a bite to eat & enjoy the showǃ Ride the chairlift & play a round of disc golf or just take in the scenery. Purchase your Season Passǃ Get up to 60% off in our Sports Shop Saleǃ visit our website
Fall Activities and Live Music with Sean Lucy Y Los Lonely Boys
Sun, Oct 7 onetime 10 AM - 3 PM
Location: Ski Santa Fe

Live music with Sean Lucy Y Los NM Playboys. Savor a cold beer, a bite to eat & enjoy the showǃ Ride the chairlift & play a round of disc golf or just take in the scenery. Purchase your Season Passǃ Get up to 60% off in our Sports Shop Saleǃ visit our website
Fall Activities and Live Music with The Daniel Murphy Band
Sat, Oct 13 onetime 10 AM - 3 PM
Location: Ski Santa Fe

Live music with The Daniel Murphy Band. Savor a cold beer, a bite to eat & enjoy the showǃ Ride the chairlift & play a round of disc golf or just take in the scenery. Purchase your Season Passǃ Get up to 60% off in our Sports Shop Saleǃ visit our website
Fall Activities and Live Music with The Troy Browne Trio
Sun, Oct 14 onetime 10 AM - 3 PM
Location: Ski Santa Fe

Live music with The Troy Browne Trio. Savor a cold beer, a bite to eat & enjoy the showǃ Ride the chairlift & play a round of disc golf or just take in the scenery. Purchase your Season Passǃ Get up to 60% off in our Sports Shop Saleǃ visit our website

Nearby Businesses, Attractions, Events and Services

Terra Restaurant
Terra, sourcing the freshest, local ingredients from the region, features contemporary American cuisine while incorporating New Mexican influences. Working directly with local farmers and ranchers, Terra grows herbs and vegetables in the restaurants own garden, showcasing amazing culinary creations at the Chef's Table and Chef's Garden Table.
198 State Road 592
Santa Fe, NM 87506
505-946-5700
Terra, sourcing the freshest, local ingredients from the region, features contemporary American cuisine while incorporating New Mexican influences. Working directly with local farmers and ranchers, Terra grows herbs and vegetables in the restaurants own garden, showcasing amazing culinary creations at the Chef's Table and Chef's Garden Table.
The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe
Amidst the tranquil, high mountain foothills, the Spa at Rancho Encantado is uniquely designed to reflect the sacred kiva rooms of the indigenous Pueblo Indians. Comfortable, simple and serene, the Spa's pared-down Southwest style is seen in regionally inspired treatments, massages and bodywork.
198 State Road 592
Santa Fe, NM 87506
505-946-5890
Amidst the tranquil, high mountain foothills, the Spa at Rancho Encantado is uniquely designed to reflect the sacred kiva rooms of the indigenous Pueblo Indians. Comfortable, simple and serene, the Spa's pared-down Southwest style is seen in regionally inspired treatments, massages and bodywork.
Santa Fe Artists in Residence Participant
Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado
Located in one of the most cultural and adventurous getaways, the luxurious Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Resort offers a one-of-a-kind getaway in the heart of New Mexico. The 65-room jewel-box combines the service excellence of a Four Seasons property – 10,000 square-foot spa with regionally inspired treatments, world-class restaurant, exclusive access to personalize
198 State Road 592
Santa Fe, NM 87506
505-946-5700
Located in one of the most cultural and adventurous getaways, the luxurious Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Resort offers a one-of-a-kind getaway in the heart of New Mexico. The 65-room jewel-box combines the service excellence of a Four Seasons property – 10,000 square-foot spa with regionally inspired treatments, world-class restaurant, exclusive access to personalize
Lisa Bick Encaustics
Art studio/gallery-selling art from the gallery
19 Arroyo Griego Rd.

(317) 507-5274
Art studio/gallery-selling art from the gallery

Tesuque

Five miles north of Santa Fe lies the peaceful picturesque town of Tesuque, settled in 1740 as a small Hispanic village and named after the nearby Tesuque Pueblo. The area's orchards, pastures and cottonwood trees contribute to the beautiful scenery, as does the Santa Fe National Forest to the east. There are some great hiking trails in the area as well as two popular restaurants, a celebrated foundry and outdoor sculpture garden, and a glass works gallery and studio. Take Bishop's Lodge Road north out of Santa Fe and you'll wind your way there on the scenic route or follow U.S. Highway 285/84 north to Exit 168.

Tesuque

North of Santa Fe
Tesuque, NM 87501
Five miles north of Santa Fe lies the peaceful picturesque town of Tesuque, settled in 1740 as a small Hispanic village and named after the nearby Tesuque Pueblo. The area's orchards, pastures and cottonwood trees contribute to the beautiful scenery, as does the Santa Fe National Forest to the east. There are some great hiking trails in the area as well as two popular restaurants, a celebrated foundry and outdoor sculpture garden, and a glass works gallery and studio. Take Bishop's Lodge Road north out of Santa Fe and you'll wind your way there on the scenic route or follow U.S. Highway 285/84 north to Exit 168.
Tesuque Glassworks
Hand-blown art glass. Demonstrations available. Open 9am to 5pm daily.
1510 Bishop's Lodge Road
Tesuque, NM 87574
(505) 988-2165
Hand-blown art glass. Demonstrations available. Open 9am to 5pm daily.
Glenn Green Galleries
Established in 1966 by Glenn and Sandy Green in Arizona. The Greens opened their second location in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1979. The Tesuque-Santa Fe gallery and five acre sculpture garden is located in the lovely historic Village of Tesuque, five miles north of Santa Fe. Specializing in contemporary art by internationally known artists. Our second location is The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona with sculpture and paintings displayed throughout the interior and exterior of this beautiful property. Sculptors: DONALD DAVIS GUY DILL ALLAN HOUSER NOELLE JAKEMAN RODGER JACOBSEN MICHAEL KABOTIE PAUL MOORE DAN NAMINGHA KHANG PHAM-NEW EDUARDO OROPEZA JOHN REEVES MALCOLM SUSMAN WI TAEPA TROY WILLIAMS MELANIE YAZZIE Painters: SANDY ADSETT KEN DRAPER JUNE GRANT ALLAN HOUSER JOHN HOGAN HARRIET JOHNS JEFFREY MARON DAN NAMINGHA HELEN STANLEY KENJI YOSHIDA MELANIE YAZZIE PIER AUGUSTO BRECCIA STEADMAN UPHAM Fine Art Photography and Printmaking: SHELLI HYRKAS MELANIE YAZZIE EDUARDO OROPEZA JOHN HOGAN
136 Tesuque Village Road
Santa Fe, NM 87506
505-820-0008
Established in 1966 by Glenn and Sandy Green in Arizona. The Greens opened their second location in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1979. The Tesuque-Santa Fe gallery and five acre sculpture garden is located in the lovely historic Village of Tesuque, five miles north of Santa Fe. Specializing in contemporary art by internationally known artists. Our second location is The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona with sculpture and paintings displayed throughout the interior and exterior of this beautiful property. Sculptors: DONALD DAVIS GUY DILL ALLAN HOUSER NOELLE JAKEMAN RODGER JACOBSEN MICHAEL KABOTIE PAUL MOORE DAN NAMINGHA KHANG PHAM-NEW EDUARDO OROPEZA JOHN REEVES MALCOLM SUSMAN WI TAEPA TROY WILLIAMS MELANIE YAZZIE Painters: SANDY ADSETT KEN DRAPER JUNE GRANT ALLAN HOUSER JOHN HOGAN HARRIET JOHNS JEFFREY MARON DAN NAMINGHA HELEN STANLEY KENJI YOSHIDA MELANIE YAZZIE PIER AUGUSTO BRECCIA STEADMAN UPHAM Fine Art Photography and Printmaking: SHELLI HYRKAS MELANIE YAZZIE EDUARDO OROPEZA JOHN HOGAN
izanami Restaurant
Izanami is upscale izakaya dining with the best sake in the nation. Typical Japanese izakaya serve small plates in a casual atmosphere. Food is designed for sharing, normally ordered slowly, and comes from the kitchen when ready.Shabu Shabu available for reservations only. Every Wednesday night is Fish night! Lunch: Wed - Mon 11:30 - 5 pm Dinner: Everyday 5 - 10 pm
21 Ten Thousand Waves Way
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-9304
Izanami is upscale izakaya dining with the best sake in the nation. Typical Japanese izakaya serve small plates in a casual atmosphere. Food is designed for sharing, normally ordered slowly, and comes from the kitchen when ready.Shabu Shabu available for reservations only. Every Wednesday night is Fish night! Lunch: Wed - Mon 11:30 - 5 pm Dinner: Everyday 5 - 10 pm
Ten Thousand Waves Houses of the Moon
In the tradition of the Japanese ryokan, a few lucky guests are able to stay overnight just a short walk to the spa and izanami restaurant. You're surrounded by twenty acres of pinons and junipers, yet downtown is only ten minutes away. For an easily accessible romantic vacation to an exotic destination, there's no better choice.
21 Ten Thousand Waves Way
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-992-5003
In the tradition of the Japanese ryokan, a few lucky guests are able to stay overnight just a short walk to the spa and izanami restaurant. You're surrounded by twenty acres of pinons and junipers, yet downtown is only ten minutes away. For an easily accessible romantic vacation to an exotic destination, there's no better choice.
Ten Thousand Waves Japanese Health Spa & Resort
Ten Thousand Waves is inspired by the great Japanese mountain hot spring resorts. Among piñons and junipers are beautiful outdoor hot tubs and spa suites, world-class bodywork & skin care, and the amazing izanami restaurant. It is the closest lodging to the Santa Fe Ski area.Ten Thousand Waves is dedicated to providing a Japanese sense of serenity and relaxation.
21 Ten Thousand Waves Way
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-9304
Ten Thousand Waves is inspired by the great Japanese mountain hot spring resorts. Among piñons and junipers are beautiful outdoor hot tubs and spa suites, world-class bodywork & skin care, and the amazing izanami restaurant. It is the closest lodging to the Santa Fe Ski area.Ten Thousand Waves is dedicated to providing a Japanese sense of serenity and relaxation.
The Santa Fe Opera
Every summer since 1957 opera lovers have come from all over the world to enjoy The Santa Fe Opera. A wide-ranging repertory of new, rarely performed and standard works are performed in a dramatic theater with stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Many opera fans come early for tailgate parties in the parking lot; the preview buffet dinner on the opera grounds, which includes an informative talk about the evening’s performance; or the prelude talks which offer a lively introduction to the evening’s opera, and are free to ticket holders.
301 Opera Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87506
(505) 986-5955 or (800) 280-4654
Every summer since 1957 opera lovers have come from all over the world to enjoy The Santa Fe Opera. A wide-ranging repertory of new, rarely performed and standard works are performed in a dramatic theater with stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Many opera fans come early for tailgate parties in the parking lot; the preview buffet dinner on the opera grounds, which includes an informative talk about the evening’s performance; or the prelude talks which offer a lively introduction to the evening’s opera, and are free to ticket holders.
Camel Rock Casino
Minutes north of Santa Fe and open seven days a week, Camel Rock Casino is a true gamer’s casino,offering slot machines, table games and much more. We offer the latest gaming in a relaxed and familiar environment. We have two dining options, our Pueblo Artist Café or our Fresh Market Place. We also feature live entertainment, including monthly concerts. Camel Rock Casino, everywhere else you’re just a guest, here you’re one of us.
17486 US-84
Santa Fe, NM 87506
(800) 462-2635
Minutes north of Santa Fe and open seven days a week, Camel Rock Casino is a true gamer’s casino,offering slot machines, table games and much more. We offer the latest gaming in a relaxed and familiar environment. We have two dining options, our Pueblo Artist Café or our Fresh Market Place. We also feature live entertainment, including monthly concerts. Camel Rock Casino, everywhere else you’re just a guest, here you’re one of us.
Shutter and Brush Fine Art
The working studio and gallery of Dave and Teena Robinson. Open by appointment and during the Santa Fe Studio Tour. We offer the opportunity to see a working fine art digital photographer and an Encaustic artist who is happy to explain and demonstrate the techniques of the hot wax medium. There is always new work on display in our gallery. We also offer workshops scheduled to your availability. Mention this listing for 10% off the workshop price.
1104 Bishops Lodge Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-983-6021
The working studio and gallery of Dave and Teena Robinson. Open by appointment and during the Santa Fe Studio Tour. We offer the opportunity to see a working fine art digital photographer and an Encaustic artist who is happy to explain and demonstrate the techniques of the hot wax medium. There is always new work on display in our gallery. We also offer workshops scheduled to your availability. Mention this listing for 10% off the workshop price.
Bishops Lodge Estate
Luxury Adobe Estate; 4+ Bedrooms, (3 Suites) and an additional guest house available. 4 baths. This luxurious and spacious adobe villa is close to hiking, skiing, shopping, restaurants and museums. Enjoy the fine amenities; Hot tub, gourmet kitchen, wi-fi, full-size wet bar, wonderful private outdoor patio with fireplace & more! Watch the sunset and enjoy the beautiful 360 degree mountain and city views of the Santa Fe landscape!
1043 Bishops Lodge Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-983-0737
Luxury Adobe Estate; 4+ Bedrooms, (3 Suites) and an additional guest house available. 4 baths. This luxurious and spacious adobe villa is close to hiking, skiing, shopping, restaurants and museums. Enjoy the fine amenities; Hot tub, gourmet kitchen, wi-fi, full-size wet bar, wonderful private outdoor patio with fireplace & more! Watch the sunset and enjoy the beautiful 360 degree mountain and city views of the Santa Fe landscape!
Transcendence Design
Sherri Silverman, PhD, is one of the world’s leading Vastu design practitioners and author of the acclaimed book Vastu: Transcendental Home Design in Harmony with Nature.; she has helped thousands of people since 1999. Vastu is the original green design; it requires beauty and honoring the environment. Its guidelines are the laws of nature. Vastu design consultations for homes & businesses in Santa Fe and worldwide. Sacred space design. Vastu-appropriate art. Vedic sacred geometry (yantras), installation ceremonies. TranscendenceDesign.com By appointment. cell: 310.948.8229. Also the location of Sherri Silverman Studio. Sherri's art is in the NM Capitol Art Collection, the book 100 Artists of the Southwest, and numerous private and corporate collections.
1521 Upper Canyon Road, Studio F
Santa Fe, NM 87501
310.948.8229 cell
Sherri Silverman, PhD, is one of the world’s leading Vastu design practitioners and author of the acclaimed book Vastu: Transcendental Home Design in Harmony with Nature.; she has helped thousands of people since 1999. Vastu is the original green design; it requires beauty and honoring the environment. Its guidelines are the laws of nature. Vastu design consultations for homes & businesses in Santa Fe and worldwide. Sacred space design. Vastu-appropriate art. Vedic sacred geometry (yantras), installation ceremonies. TranscendenceDesign.com By appointment. cell: 310.948.8229. Also the location of Sherri Silverman Studio. Sherri's art is in the NM Capitol Art Collection, the book 100 Artists of the Southwest, and numerous private and corporate collections.
Santa Fe Cats
Santa Fe Cats has been providing premium boarding for cats and pocket pets for over 30 years. We also offer daycare and transport services. Pet-friendly hotels don't always include cats, leaving visitors with the question of what to do with their feline travelling companion. Santa Fe Cats is the answer. Open 7 days a week. Check in/out 8:30-11:30am; 3:30-5:30pm
154 Tano Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87506
505-216-5141
Santa Fe Cats has been providing premium boarding for cats and pocket pets for over 30 years. We also offer daycare and transport services. Pet-friendly hotels don't always include cats, leaving visitors with the question of what to do with their feline travelling companion. Santa Fe Cats is the answer. Open 7 days a week. Check in/out 8:30-11:30am; 3:30-5:30pm
Upaya Zen Center
Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre De Christo mountains, Upaya Zen Center is a Zen Buddhist practice, service, and training center. Our unique compound features charming, old Santa Fe style adobe buildings gorgeously renovated and decorated in cozy and unusual, Asian - Southwestern fashion. We offer guest accommodations and beautiful organic vegetarian meals for individual personal and group contemplative retreats as well as our own unique spiritual and social action workshops, retreats and hosted facility rentals. Our vision focuses on the integration of practice and social action, bringing together wisdom and compassion.
1404 Cerro Gordo Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-986-8518
Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre De Christo mountains, Upaya Zen Center is a Zen Buddhist practice, service, and training center. Our unique compound features charming, old Santa Fe style adobe buildings gorgeously renovated and decorated in cozy and unusual, Asian - Southwestern fashion. We offer guest accommodations and beautiful organic vegetarian meals for individual personal and group contemplative retreats as well as our own unique spiritual and social action workshops, retreats and hosted facility rentals. Our vision focuses on the integration of practice and social action, bringing together wisdom and compassion.
Beyond Doorways Travel
Online travel wear and travel accessories store. Fashionable and functional travel clothing, fine shawls and scarves, carry-on bags and totes, travel wallets, passport covers, luggage tags, electronics accessories and more.
1862 Camino de la Cruz Blanca
Santa Fe, NM 87550
505-992-1981
Online travel wear and travel accessories store. Fashionable and functional travel clothing, fine shawls and scarves, carry-on bags and totes, travel wallets, passport covers, luggage tags, electronics accessories and more.
O'Keeffe Country
KLiK Here Media owns and promotes O'Keeffe Country (www.okeeffecountry.com), a regional marketing initiative focused on driving national and international tourism and travel to the Northern New Mexico region. KLiK Here Media provides targeted promotional strategies centered on "O'Keeffe Country" and its reputation in the world as a premier regional destination for adventure, art, and culture. We explore and promote the places that inspired Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico, from Santa Fe to Abiquiu to Ghost Ranch to Taos.
120 Cantera Circle
Santa Fe, NM 87501
713-283-4078
KLiK Here Media owns and promotes O'Keeffe Country (www.okeeffecountry.com), a regional marketing initiative focused on driving national and international tourism and travel to the Northern New Mexico region. KLiK Here Media provides targeted promotional strategies centered on "O'Keeffe Country" and its reputation in the world as a premier regional destination for adventure, art, and culture. We explore and promote the places that inspired Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico, from Santa Fe to Abiquiu to Ghost Ranch to Taos.
Cristo Rey Church
In the late 1930's the eastside of Santa fe did not have a church. Canyon Road was getting wider and there were about 283 families populating the alfalfa and corn fields up the valley to the mountains. On Sundays, there would be a procession of people walking down the paths to go to the Cathedral for mass, only to be relinquished to the back of the church, due to social and economic status. This situation got very old for the folks on the eastside and they decided to build their own church. Some of residents were related to officials in the city and state government and that set the tone for their actions. The Rodriguez, Sena and Catanach families donated some land for the purpose of building their own church, a church that would reflect the indigenous people not some structure from France. The pressure was on. They started to make their requests but did not get the answers they wanted. The archdiocese in Albuquerque was headed by the archbishop R. A. Gerkin. For almost two years, the answer was no. Finally, the archbishop after being pressured by every politician in northern New Mexico, gave permission for a small church to be built and he asked for a architect. John Gaw Meem was acquired, who was the designer of the La Fonda Hotel. A contractor from Albuquerque was hired on to oversee the project to satisfy the archbishop's concerns about the project. Everything was well until another request was made. The people in the eastside asked for more. They wanted to be the ones to build their church. So, The archbishop granted them his permission. Another request came about from the parish, (the archbishop was getting very tired of their requests by now), they wanted a reredos that was in storage in the back of the Cathedral. The archbishop was tired by this time and he said yes, fine, go ahead. He did not realize the size of the reredos or alter screen would constitute the size of the church. The reredos was carved in 1760 by unknown Mexican artisans for Governor Francisco Marin del Valle. The stone was quarried northeast of Santa Fe and was made for the military chapel on the plaza for the governor. This reredos was 20ft by 40 ft tall. After Archbishop Lamy built the Cathedral, the reredos was put in storage, collecting dust in crates, since 1888 . The new contractor was less then knowledgeable and insensitive to the workers, he hired them and their first task was making adobes. He questioned them about the straw. They all stopped. He did not know about adding straw to the adobes, they exclaimed, "Its like a man without a soul!" This proved he had a lot to learn from the men. With 100 men to do the work 150,000 to 180,000 adobes were made in the hot summer sun, and it only took 12 to 14 months to complete the church. The vigas were brought from the mountains in the east and peeled on site. They average weight of each viga is 2000 lbs. The corbels were made on site and all the wooden pews and confessionals were made by the boys at the diocesan Lourdes Trades School in Albuquerque. The church, on its longest side, measures 350 ft. Which make this church, the largest, single construction, adobe structure in the southwest. The walls vary from 2ft. to 9ft. thick in some areas. Finally, the archbishop drove up the six hour drive from Albuquerque to visit the job site and was astonished at the size and magnitude of the project. He was shocked and infuriated, then he was overcome with the beauty of the church and could not keep himself from falling in love with the creation. This church is the hidden treasure of Santa Fe, not only because of its pueblo beauty, but because of the story behind its building. A story of the love and dedication of the men and women of its parish who wanted their own church to worship in. The first mass was on June 27, 1940, 14 months after the first adobe was made. The Archbishop said the mass, celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Spanish entry into New Mexico.
1120 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-983-8528
In the late 1930's the eastside of Santa fe did not have a church. Canyon Road was getting wider and there were about 283 families populating the alfalfa and corn fields up the valley to the mountains. On Sundays, there would be a procession of people walking down the paths to go to the Cathedral for mass, only to be relinquished to the back of the church, due to social and economic status. This situation got very old for the folks on the eastside and they decided to build their own church. Some of residents were related to officials in the city and state government and that set the tone for their actions. The Rodriguez, Sena and Catanach families donated some land for the purpose of building their own church, a church that would reflect the indigenous people not some structure from France. The pressure was on. They started to make their requests but did not get the answers they wanted. The archdiocese in Albuquerque was headed by the archbishop R. A. Gerkin. For almost two years, the answer was no. Finally, the archbishop after being pressured by every politician in northern New Mexico, gave permission for a small church to be built and he asked for a architect. John Gaw Meem was acquired, who was the designer of the La Fonda Hotel. A contractor from Albuquerque was hired on to oversee the project to satisfy the archbishop's concerns about the project. Everything was well until another request was made. The people in the eastside asked for more. They wanted to be the ones to build their church. So, The archbishop granted them his permission. Another request came about from the parish, (the archbishop was getting very tired of their requests by now), they wanted a reredos that was in storage in the back of the Cathedral. The archbishop was tired by this time and he said yes, fine, go ahead. He did not realize the size of the reredos or alter screen would constitute the size of the church. The reredos was carved in 1760 by unknown Mexican artisans for Governor Francisco Marin del Valle. The stone was quarried northeast of Santa Fe and was made for the military chapel on the plaza for the governor. This reredos was 20ft by 40 ft tall. After Archbishop Lamy built the Cathedral, the reredos was put in storage, collecting dust in crates, since 1888 . The new contractor was less then knowledgeable and insensitive to the workers, he hired them and their first task was making adobes. He questioned them about the straw. They all stopped. He did not know about adding straw to the adobes, they exclaimed, "Its like a man without a soul!" This proved he had a lot to learn from the men. With 100 men to do the work 150,000 to 180,000 adobes were made in the hot summer sun, and it only took 12 to 14 months to complete the church. The vigas were brought from the mountains in the east and peeled on site. They average weight of each viga is 2000 lbs. The corbels were made on site and all the wooden pews and confessionals were made by the boys at the diocesan Lourdes Trades School in Albuquerque. The church, on its longest side, measures 350 ft. Which make this church, the largest, single construction, adobe structure in the southwest. The walls vary from 2ft. to 9ft. thick in some areas. Finally, the archbishop drove up the six hour drive from Albuquerque to visit the job site and was astonished at the size and magnitude of the project. He was shocked and infuriated, then he was overcome with the beauty of the church and could not keep himself from falling in love with the creation. This church is the hidden treasure of Santa Fe, not only because of its pueblo beauty, but because of the story behind its building. A story of the love and dedication of the men and women of its parish who wanted their own church to worship in. The first mass was on June 27, 1940, 14 months after the first adobe was made. The Archbishop said the mass, celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Spanish entry into New Mexico.


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