Photographer's Note

Santa Fe, New Mexico has numerous Revival Spanish Colonial sytle architecture buildings. A fine example is the Cristo Rey Church started in the 1930s by architect John Gaw Meem considered the originator of the Revival style. The Catholic parishioners worked hard to create this masterpiece. They made by hand moe than two hundred thousand adobe bricks, and went into the nearby mountains to cut vigas for the roof structure. And inside the 225 tone stone reredos (altar screen) is magnfificent.

The Cristo Rey Church is the largest single adobe construction in the U.S. It is 350 feet in length and its mud walls measure two feet to nearly nine feet in thickness. The front facade features a simple tower and a buttress similar in design to the 100 year older Saint Jerome Mission at Taos Pueblo.

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