These old houses
Margaret Moore Booker, author of the 2009 book The Santa Fe House: Historic Residences, Enchanting Adobes, and Romantic Revivals, is the featured speaker in theWednesday, Jan. 20, installment of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library lunchtime lecture series Brainpower & Brownbags.
Moore, a Chicago native who was raised in Connecticut and is now a Santa Fe resident, covered many of the town’s best old homes in her book. Among them are the gorgeous Juan José Prada House on Canyon Road, built in the Spanish-Pueblo Revival style; the more unusual Philip and Catherine Hesch House on Read Street; and the George and Margaret Preston House on Faithway Street, as well as a good handful of adobe and brick bungalows.
Booker’s free talk, “Exploring Santa Fe’s Historic Houses,” begins at noon. The library is at 120 Washington Ave. Call 476-5090.
Territorial-style window in the Rafael Borrego House on Canyon Road