Tiffany church named to Colorado Most Endangered Places list

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Tiffany church named to Colorado Most Endangered Places list

Listing will aid preservation of 90-year-old building

Preservationists have nominated this rural church in southeastern La Plata County for a state endangered places program.

Most Endangered Places additions

Here are the five places added to the Colorado Most Endangered Places list on Tuesday by Colorado Preservation Inc:
Adobe potato cellars of the San Luis Valley (Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Rio Grande and Saguache counties).Hose Co. No. 3 Fire Museum (Pueblo County).Iglesia de San Antonio Catholic Church (La Plata County).McIntire ranch and mansion (Conejos County).R&R Market (Costilla County).

Tiffany church named to Colorado Most Endangered Places list

The Iglesia de San Antonio Catholic Church, built in 1928 in Tiffany, has been slowly falling into disrepair. On Tuesday, the church was one of five places added to the Colorado Most Endangered Places list.
Iglesia de San Antonio Catholic Church in Tiffany was built with adobe and now is covered with stucco. The stucco is weathered, old and cracking, allowing water to seep into the adobes, threatening the church’s walls. On Tuesday, the church was added to the Colorado Most Endangered Places list.
Many original items in the Iglesia de San Antonio Catholic Church in Tiffany remain from 1928, the year the church was built.

Tiffany church named to Colorado Most Endangered Places list

Margaret Muñoz-Lucero attended Iglesia de San Antonio Catholic Church as a child. She led an effort to have the church placed on Colorado Preservation Inc.’s Colorado Most Endangered Places list. The church, built in 1926, was one of five places added to the list Tuesday.

Tiffany church named to Colorado Most Endangered Places list

Margaret Muñoz-Lucero, left, and her cousins, Ignacita Olguin-Arias and Toni Semler, talk about their childhood days attending Iglesia de San Antonio Catholic Church in Tiffany, located about 10 miles southeast of Ignacio.

Tiffany church named to Colorado Most Endangered Places list

Ignacita Olguin-Arias uncovers the scared stone on the altar of the Iglesia de San Antonio Catholic Church.
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