San Augustin Church Illuminated

Tom Windes

Sparks, SAR Boardroom

Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 3:00–4:00 pm, Free

San Augustin ChurchSan Augustin ChurchOld postcard image of San Augustin Church, Isleta Pueblo.San Augustin ChurchOld postcard image of San Augustin Church, Isleta Pueblo.

Sitting on the north side of the Isleta Pueblo plaza, the massive, white structure of the San Augustin Church dominates the pueblo’s skyline. In 2010, renovations began at the church to repair rotted wooden structural elements and deteriorating adobe walls. This Spanish mission church was first built in the early 1600s, but was “destroyed” during the 1680 Pueblo Revolt and then later rebuilt. Archaeologist Tom Windes will explore the history of the church and reappraise its construction based upon a study of the structural elements examined during the recent repair work.

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