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This is my capstone project for completion of a Post MA certificate in Historic Preservation and Regionalism. I received the degree in Spring, 2019. The project involves recovering the legacy of a historic colonial church site in Belén, New Mexico. The work involves the descendant community’s sense of place and the continuity of memory and sacredness of Belen’s first church and original plaza.


Belen, New Mexico; Memory; Sense of Place; Colonial Churches; Colonial Plazas; Historic Preservation; New Mexico history.


Capstone Project, Historic Preservation and Regionalism Certification Program, School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico. (Chair: Francisco Uviña-Contreras, HPR Director)



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