This is the third post on La Santisima Trinidad Church:
La Santisima Trinidad Church In Arroyo Seco, N.M. from last year,
from the previous post.
Please refer to the earlier posts.
The church was begun in the late 1700's
and was restored in the 1990's with help from
Cornerstones Community Partnerships in Santa Fe, N.M.
Before the caretaker, Manuel, started taking care of the church
his mother was the caretaker,
and before her it was his grandmother.
Manuel's son will take over when the time comes.
The cement stucco that had been applied sometime in the 20th century
was causing the adobe walls to deteriorate.
The stucco doesn't allow the walls to "breathe",
causing excess moisture to build up in the 5' thick earthen walls.
Now the church again has an adobe stucco.
The flagstone provides a splash guard
for snow and rain coming off the pitched roof.
The next time we will go into the church with the caretaker, Manuel.
For more on churches check out my post:
The St. Francis De Asis Church in nearby Ranchos De Taos,
or click on Spiritual Places under LABELS in the right side bar.
For more on adobe click on the LABELS from the right sidebar for
Adobe In The Southwest.
And finally for more on the Taos area,
click on The Label from the right sidebar for
Building In Taos New Mexico.