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Capilla de San Juan Bautista (Church of Saint John the Baptist)

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    Capilla de San Juan Bautista was constructed in 1924–26 in La Garita in the San Luis Valley. It replaced a similar church that was built in 1879 and burned down in 1924.
    Capilla de San Juan Bautista



Beatrice Baca with Frank White and Bob Buchanan, “Capilla de San Juan Bautista,” National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form (May 1, 1979).

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).