Architecture/Buildings (37)

Over the past few years, I've acquired some images of the construction of St. Francis Cathedral and have decided to put them in chronological order.  The attached pdf file illustrates what must have been a monumental task, using only manual labor and very clever engineering.  I wonder if it could be duplicated today.

--Mike Lord

Friday, 22 June 2012 21:06

The Palace Hotel - - 1880's

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The Palace Hotel in all its grandeur in the 1880's. Engraving from Illustrated New Mexico.

Friday, 22 June 2012 17:11

The Palace Hotel - Santa Fe Style

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As Santa Fe sought to change her architecture to Pueblo and Territorial style, the Palace Hotel began renovation to comply.  This drawing represents the finished product.  Unfortunately, one night in 1922, the hotel burned to the ground.  It was suspected but never proved that the fire was intentionally set.  The Palace was one of the earliest victims of Santa Fe Style.

Photo - MNM Negative # 61428

--Mike Lord

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