San José de Gracia Church, Las Trampas, New Mexico


San José de Gracia Church in Las Trampas, NM was built between 1760 and 1776. The church ceiling is painted with 18th and 19th century motifs. It features 18th and 19th century Santeros and is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and is a U.S. National Historic Landmark.
Historic Preservation Division of NM Cultural Affairs awarded a grant for condition assessment, documentation, and recommendations for treatment. Georgina, international architectural intern, worked on the drawings and documentation. A high point in the process was spending a day with the church’s mayordomo, Jose Lopez, going over plans and gaining his perspective.