G.E.E. Lindquist Native American Photographs

The Burke Library Archives @ Columbia University

Item Information
Title
San Miguel Church in 1890, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Date
Copyright 1908
Measurements
3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.
Item Number
910
Format
postcards
Annotation on Front
B 2939. San Miguel. Church in 1890, Santa Fe, New Mex.
Annotation on Back
The oldest church in the United States is in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This picture represents it as it was in 1890. Many date the foundation of this remarkable church back to 1541. The Indians, in 1680, destroyed only the upper portion of its walls. DeVargas rebuilt it in 1695.It then became the Parish Church up to 1728. Father Juan de Jesus, killed by Indians in 1680, is buried here, also DeVargas, who died in 1704, and many other notable persons who lived many years ago.
Places
Santa Fe (N.M.)
States & Provinces
New Mexico
Topics
Indians of North America--Missions; Catholic Church--Missions; Church buildings; Catholic church buildings
Names
Mission San Miguel (Santa Fe, N.M.)
Creators
Saint Michael's College (Santa Fe, N.M.)
Folder and Group Title
New Mexico Indians; Sub-group 3
Box and Folder Number
51: 742