Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Oldest House in the United States, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

This structure in Santa Fe exists on foundations dating back to approximately 1200, and was continually occupied up in to the 1920s.  Interestingly, it's directly across a very narrow street from San Miguel Church, the oldest church in the United States.


It's been pointed out to me that I was remiss in not saying who had built the original foundation for the house.

This are of New Mexico has been occupied by Pueblo Indians of various groups for a very long time.  Natives from one of these bands constructed the original foundation, and Pueblo Indians from the Tano group occupied the pueblo in this area until around 1435 or so.  The area may have been vacant for some time thereafter, but was reoccupied by Tlaxcalen Indians who came into the are with the Spanish in 1598.  They also built the nearby San Miguel Church.

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