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San Juan Art Center (Capilla de San Juan Bautista)
Exemplifying the mix of Hispanic and Yankee elements in San Luis Valley structures, this cruciform one-and-one-half-story chapel has 20-inch-thick stuccoed adobe walls under a shingled gable roof with solar heating panels and a two-story belfry. Red brick outlines the rose window and lancet windows that frame smaller, plain glass replacement windows. The lancet shape is repeated in the belfry openings. The interior has a high, pressed metal ceiling, hardwood floor, and stuccoed walls. Nearby are the ruins of an adobe convent and a Hispanic cemetery with hand-carved grave markers.
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