April 10, 2018 -- Cristo Rey Church
Cristo Rey Church in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Built in only 14 months during 1939-1940, the walls of the church are solid adobe and range in thickness from 2 to 9 feet. The vigas (ceiling beams) and latillas (split cedar poles laid between the vigas) are from New Mexico forests. Over 150,000 adobes were used in the construction, each weighing between 20 and 40 pounds and all were made on site by parishioners. The church was formally dedicated on June 27, 1940.
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