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San Isidro

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San Isidro (c. 1853), also known as Fuertocito (little fort) for a vanished log structure, is a hamlet of a few farms, ranches, and houses, many of adobe. The Sanchez House (1890), Costilla County K.5, .2 mile east of Costilla County 22.3, is a one-and-one-half-story, L-shaped Territorial adobe with stuccoed walls. It has been altered, but its flat-roofed adobe storage shed reflects the original profile. The Madrid House (c. 1936), across Costilla County K5 from San Isidro Church, has textured stucco-over-adobe walls, stepped parapets, and vigas. Vernacular Prairie Style influence can be seen in the entry door and several windows of narrow panes surrounding a large center pane, with other windows massed along the south side for solar gain.

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Thomas J. Noel

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