SPANISH MISSION CHURCHES OF NEW MEXICO
L. Bradford Prince
Publisher of First Edition: The Torch Press, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1915
Publisher of this edition: The Rio Grande Press, Inc. Glorieta, NM, 1977
Hardback, first re-print edition, 393 pages, 62 illustrations from first edition and 96 color and 76 new black and white photos in re-printed edition. New condition.
From the PREFACE
Books almost without number have been written on the Mission Churches of California; they have been pictured hundreds of times in pamphlets and magazines, and there seems to be an unfailing interest in their quaint architecture and the story of their establishment; but outside of the boundaries of New Mexico, practically nothing is known of the far more interesting structures that render the Sunshine State the paradise of the tourist, the antiquarian, and the religious enthusiast.
Within the last quarter of a century many of the most interesting have disappeared, from natural causes or the hand of man. While at first it was intended to include only the churches which strictly came under the head of Missions, yet it was plain that this would leave aside a number of the most interesting of our churches. None of the churches in Santa Fe, for instance, unless possibly “Old San Miguel,” was technically a mission church. Neither Albuquerque nor Santa Cruz was ever a mission, nor was the Santuario at Chimayó; nor could the parish church at Taos be included under that name. Yet all of these are interesting in their architecture and more interesting in their history. It was decided therefore to include all of the old Spanish churches of interest; and a chapter is added on the Penitentes, in order to include among the illustrations, pictures of the Moradas in which this peculiar religious society holds its meetings.
I. California and New Mexico, II. Colonization and Religion, III. General History of Missions, IV. Pueblo Revolution and the Re-conquest, V. Churches in Santa Fe, VI. The Cathedral of St. Frances, VII. Church of San Miguel, VIII. The Rosario Chapel, IX. Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, X. Church of Our Lady of Light—The Castrense, XI. Pueblo of Cochiti, XII. Santo Domingo, XIII. San Felipe, Santa Ana, and Zia, XIV. Jemez, XV. Sandia, XVI. Isleta, XVII. Laguna, XVIII Acoma—The City of the Sky, XIX. Zuni, XX. Albuquerque, XXI. Taos, XXII Picuris, XXIII. The Tehua Pueblos, XXIV. San Juan, XXV. Santa Clara, XXVI. Nambe, XXVII. Santa Cruz, XXVIII. The Santuario of Chimayo, XXIX. Pecos, XXX. The Salinas Pueblos, XXXI. Abo, XXXII. Cuara, XXXIII. Tabra—The Gran Quivira, XXXIV. The Penitentes.