la sala de galisteo

Help us continue to restore this rare piece of New Mexico History!

5637 St. Rt. 41, Galisteo NM 87540, info@lasaladegalisteo.org

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The BUILDING RESTORATION

SPRING 2017
CONTINUE WINDOW REPAIR WORKSHOPS

Window Restoration and Repair Workshop with Cornerstones Community Partnerships

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photos from April 27th, 2016 workshop

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In the Fall of 2008, ‘La Sala de Galisteo’, a non-profit organization, was formed to restore, preserve, and maintain the historic ‘La Sala de San José’ building in the heart of Galisteo, NM. This adobe structure was built in 1899 as a community dance hall and meeting place for the local church men’s group known as the ‘Sociedad’ and has played a significant role in the life and history of Galisteo and the surrounding area through the decades.

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In 2009 we employed Cornerstones Community Partnerships' expert technical staff in Santa Fe to conduct a ‘Conditions Assessment and Preservation Plan’. The information was gathered and has directed all restoration work. We hired and partnered with Dale Zinn, a local preservation architect, to draw plans for the first critical restoration phases which were partially funded by the Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area and included:

  1. stabilization of the front stair area, walls and foundation
  2. upgrading the electrical system
  3. repairs on interior wall plaster from leaking canales
  4. sanding of the badly water discolored ceiling and vigas
  5. adding a handicap entrance on the north side of the building
  6. begin the repair and painting of all 10 wall windows and front entrance windows and doors.
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Help from community volunteer labor, trainees and much donated material has the building already breathing new life into the center of Galisteo.

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In the summer of 2013, under the direction of Cornerstones a bracing design and entry ‘sala’ allowed extensive rebuilding work to be done on the building’s front adobe walls.

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We were featured in the Santa Fe New Mexican.
You can read the article by David J. Salazar here.