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Capilla de San Isidro

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    Built about 1894, Capilla de San Isidro is a Catholic church in Los Fuertes. Constructed in the Territorial Adobe style, it has adobe walls with a cement stucco coating as well as a gabled roof and cupola.
    Capilla de San Isidro



Astrid Liverman and Heather Bailey, “Capilla de San Isidro,” National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (January 2013).

Arnold Valdez, “San Isidro Church,” Colorado Historic Building Inventory Record (September 22, 1990).

María Mondragón Valdez, Casa del Señor: A Brief History of Sangre de Cristo Parish Church and Its Missions (María Mondragón Valdez, 2001).

Additional Information: 

Robert Adams, The Architecture and Art of Early Hispanic Colorado (Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1974).

Phillip Gallegos, “Religious Architecture in Colorado’s San Luis Valley,” in Enduring Legacies: Ethnic Histories and Cultures of Colorado, ed. Arturo Aldama (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2011).

Virginia McConnell Simmons, The San Luis Valley: Land of the Six-Armed Cross (Boulder: Pruett, 1979).

Olibama Lopez Tushar, The People of El Valle: A History of the Spanish Settlers in the San Luis Valley (Pueblo, CO: El Escritorio, 2007).

Arnold A. and Maria Valdez, The Culebra River Villages of Costilla County: Village Architecture and Its Historical Context, 1851–1940 (San Luis, CO: Valdez and Associates, 1991).