A SENSE OF TIME AND PLACE: HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN SANTA FE (Part 8)

Part 8: Why Preservation? The city of Santa Fe is over four hundred years old. For the past hundred years, a battle has been waged between those who have sought to preserve Santa Fe as a historic city, and those who wish to see Santa Fe grow and modernize unhindered. That battle was fought in … More A SENSE OF TIME AND PLACE: HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN SANTA FE (Part 8)

A SENSE OF TIME AND PLACE: HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN SANTA FE (Part 7)

Part 7: The Addition of Preservation Standards The historic ordinance as enacted in 1957 recognized as one of its purposes the “continued existence and preservation of historical areas and buildings.”[1] However, unlike the style standards, the ordinance’s preservation standards were very weak, providing only: The Historical Style Committee shall judge any proposed alteration … for … More A SENSE OF TIME AND PLACE: HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN SANTA FE (Part 7)

Making Sense of Santa Fe’s Soldiers’ Monument: Part Six

Part Six: What now? What then should be done with the monument? Should it be restored, or should it be removed altogether, once and for all? Arguing in favor of restoration is the monument’s historical status. The Soldiers’ Monument has occupied a prominent place on the Santa Fe Plaza for over 150 years. It marks … More Making Sense of Santa Fe’s Soldiers’ Monument: Part Six