Showing posts with label San Felipe de Neri Church. Show all posts
Showing posts with label San Felipe de Neri Church. Show all posts

Thursday, January 30, 2014


San Felipe de Neri, Alburquerque, NM. The original church was on the west side of the plaza, but deteriorated due to the common floodings of the Río Grande during the Spanish colonial, Mexican and early Territorial periods.  This newer church is late 1700s. Adobe construction. Italianate style altar - wood and other materials finished and painted to look like marble. Spires and towers in a gothic style. The cruciform is no longer visible from the exterior due to the later additions on the west and east sides, including Sister Blandina's convento.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

San Felipe de Neri

Driving around, walking around Old Town, looking at some ancestor's homes in the area. I entered the Church where so many of my Alburquerque and Los Candelarias ancestors were baptized, married and where their funeral masses were celebrated. The original church, I believe, Marc Simmons notes was on the east side of the plaza, though this current church dates to the mid-1700s. It's in the context, visualization and imagination of records, people, places and spheres where genealogy and family history come alive.