Sunday, September 18, 2011

Old Santa Fe

While Jake and Debbie were here, we had lunch with friends at Upper Crust Pizza in Santa Fe. Right next door is the oldest church in the United States, and the oldest house in the U.S. Both were closed when we were there, but we wandered around outside.

San Miguel Mission Church was built by Tlaxcalan Indians from Mexico in the early 1600s, under the direction of Fray Alonso de Benavides. The reredos (or altar screen) in the Mission dates from 1798 and is the oldest wooden reredos in New Mexico.

Street in front of San Miguel Mission:

The oldest house in the U.S., built in 1646, is right next door to San Miguel Church:

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