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San Francisco Morada

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1880. Costilla County J.2, .6 mile east of Costilla County J.8

This traditional linear-plan adobe is the valley's largest morada. The main meeting room and a combined storage and meeting room have separate exterior doors on the south. The interior also houses an oratory chapel with a fogon, or corner fireplace. In the 1930s the Penitentes replaced the original flat roof with a gable tarpaper one, installed wood planking over the earthen floor and a kitchen addition (1934) with shed roof, and stuccoed the exterior.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "San Francisco Morada", [San Luis, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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