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Property Name Capilla de San Isidro
Reference Number 13000523
State Colorado
County Costilla
Town Los Fuertes
Street Address 21801 County Road K5 (0.3 miles east of its intersection with County Road 21)
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 7/23/2013
Areas of Significance ETHNIC HERITAGE/Hispanic, ARCHITECTURE
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Capilla de San Isidro is eligible to the National Register under Criterion A in the area of Ethnic Heritage: Hispanic from 1894 to 1963 and Criterion C in the area of Architecture for ca. 1894 and ca. 1940 at the local level of significance. As the social and religious center of the Los Fuertes community, the church is the location for ongoing cultural usage and the site of repeated community gatherings since the community constructed this church. The church is also a representative example of the Vernacular Churches and Parish Compound property type under the Multiple Property Documentation Form Culebra River Villages of Costilla County, Colorado.


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