Santa Fe Celebrates its Preservation Community Once Again! Posted 5/20/2020
Due to restrictions on everyone in light of the Covid 19 crisis, we are presenting the annual Heritage Preservation Awards proceedings with an ad in the Santa Fe New Mexican daily newspaper, the Pasatiempo, and in a virtual fashion for the first time. Below you see the Ad, as placed in the periodicals. Click this link to see details of the awards
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The Mural and the Museum
A mural entitled "Multi Cultural" as it appeared, circa 1980
Currently, we are attempting to facilitate communication between the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and interested parties with regards to a controversy over removal and destruction of a street mural on the eastern facade of the Halpin Building on Guadalupe Street, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Click on this link to access the most recent local newspaper article regarding this issue. You can read a recent editorial by linking here.
The Old Santa Fe Association is the premier historic preservation organization of the southwestern United States of America. We were founded in 1926 by a group of like-minded residents, artists, writers and architects, in an attempt to protect the unique flavor, built environment and cultures of their home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
As we approach our centennial as an organization, we continue today, guided by a volunteer board comprised once again of artists, writers, architects and builders along with a diverse representation of our special community.
The mission of the Old Santa Fe Association is to promote the prosperity and welfare of the City and County of Santa Fe and their inhabitants, to preserve and maintain the ancient landmarks, historical structures and traditions of Old Santa Fe and to guide their growth and development in such a way as to promote that unique charm and distinction: born of age, culture, tradition and environment, which are the priceless assets and heritage of Santa Fe.
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We extend our congratulations to local author, Paul Weideman, on the publication of his new book: Architecture Santa Fe, a Guidebook.
For a review of the book, search it out after linking to our suggested reading page: Architecture Santa Fe