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St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

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1881. One mile west of Seven Mile Plaza

Concrete footings help support the thick, stuccoed adobe walls of this church, with the few openings deeply inset. A shingled bell tower is topped by a pyramidal roof and cross. The sacristy and a storeroom flank the rounded apse as shed additions to the transepts. Inside are a small vestibule under the choir loft, stained glass windows in pink and blue, and a wooden altar painted to look like marble.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church", [San Luis, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 427-428.

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