Le Gaunt Pho­togra­phie: John Gaw Meem and Robert McKin­ney

circa 1964, pho­to­graph

Pasatiempo - - EXHIBITIONISM -

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.

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