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Presbyterian Church

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1895. 500 feet south of Colorado 17 on Conejos County 9

This L-shaped, single-story structure of adobe has a steep-pitched, pyramidal bell tower angled across the northeast corner of the hipped roof. A gabled wing extends north from the west end. A canted gate at the northeast corner of the lot leads through a picket fence, under an arch with the fading inscription “Dios es Amor.” The long-abandoned church and an attached flat-roofed adobe school are falling into ruins amid traces of a garden.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Presbyterian Church", [Antonito, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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