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profile member asked on Jun 22, 2014

catholic church aprox 60 years ago a street called la paloma?

Im taking my mom to Taos in Aug. she lived there as a small child, does anyone have info? I looked up historical churches. possible I overlooked it. she says downtown Taos

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answered on 6/22/14 by
a VT member from Minneapolis

Hi -
Is it possible that she's confusing the name of the church with the plaza it's located on? The chapel of San Antonio de Padua is on La Loma Plaza: a historic district in central Taos.

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Not finding anything on a La Paloma, La Loma ("The Hill") is similar enough in name to think that's a possibility? Info on the chapel is #16 on the document in this link:

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answered on 6/22/14 by
a VT member from Sacramento

We went to Taos after a 14-year absence last year and it had changed greatly. After 60 years, it will be a new town to her. I hope she enjoys it.

answered on 7/30/14 by
a VT member

Hello there Goodfish! Your response lead us to the right location of the Church. I called my mom that night and she was ecstatic. We are leaving this Sunday and will visit the Church because of your help...

She use to attend that little church while living there. Today they do not allow tourist to step into the church. Only the Locals are aloud.

I did not want to leave on our trip with out contacting you and saying Thank You

answered on 7/31/14 by
a VT member from Minneapolis

Hello Debra!
I'm delighted that the mystery has been solved, and that your mother will be able to re-live a childhood memory. Even though the information states that it's now a locals-only chapel, that she was once a member might be enough to gain admittance. You might do some asking at the Taos Visitor Center….

1139 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
At the Corner of Paseo del Pueblo Sur (NM Highway 68) and Paseo del Canon (NM Highway 585)
1-800-348-0696 or 575-758-3873
E-mail: [email]
Open Daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

…to see if they may know who has the keys, and if they'd be willing to let your mother in for a few minutes? Just tell them the story. :O)

Have a great trip!

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