Le Gaunt Photographie: John Gaw Meem and Robert McKinney
circa 1964, photograph
El Zaguán, 545 Canyon Road, Suite 2, 505-983-2567 La Fonda on the Plaza and St. John’s College have been added to the Historic Santa Fe Foundation’s Register of Properties Worthy of Preservation. Originally called “The Inn at the End of the Trail” when it was purchased by Fred Harvey in the 1920s, La Fonda is an example of the Spanish- Pueblo Revival style. St. John’s four main buildings were constructed in 1963-1964. The campus includes 229 acres of land donated by architect John Gaw Meem (1894-1983). An exhibition honoring La Fonda and St. John’s inclusion in the registry opens on Friday, Feb. 5, with a 3 p.m. reception. La Fonda’s sales and marketing director Ed Pulsifer gives a short talk at 4 p.m. followed by a talk on St. John’s College by architectural historian Steven Moffson of the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division. The show includes photographs, architectural drawings, maps, and ephemera.