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This centerpiece of Santa Fe, which is still very much in use every Sunday morning, was commissioned in 1850 by Santa Fe’s first Bishop, the French priest John Baptiste Lamy. The stalwart Romanesque church, built by Italian stonemasons, is memorialized in Willa Cather’s 1927 novel, “Death Comes for the Archbishop.”

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The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

This centerpiece of Santa Fe, which is still very much in use every Sunday morning, was commissioned in 1850 by Santa Fe’s first Bishop, the French priest John Baptiste Lamy. The stalwart Romanesque church, built by Italian stonemasons, is memorialized in Willa Cather’s 1927 novel, “Death Comes for the Archbishop.”