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San Luis Church

San Luis may not be a ghost town, but it’s aspiring by all indications. Luckily, it’s close enough to Cuba, NM to hang onto life, unlike the other ghost towns down the road.

Broken Cross

On my second or third trip, the cross had broken in the wind.

Chapel Organ

When I first visited the chapel, it had a projection TV, two organs, Bibles, and more. Now these are mostly ruined, except for the tapestries, which have somehow survived.

Crosses

Little crosses on the side of the church, near a broken window.

Chateau Cross

Outside the Chateau, where the fuel oil tank blocks the chapel.

ADM Labs- LIVE

Looking up at the most conspicuous graffiti in the city on ADM #4.

Anchor, Cross, Heart

Sadly, this picture is dated from the fact there’s a single piece of glass unbroken. Since this was taken, the entrance to the church has been vandalized even more.

Cross of Loraine

The Cross of Loraine served as the international symbol of tuberculosis; it was traditional to find these on sanatorium smokestacks like this, which was part of the old steam plant, behind the Refractory.

Nopeming Reception

The chapel (left) and surgical suite (straight on) move in an out of view as fog rolls up from the St. Louis River valley.

Flower, Cross, Bell, Flower

Bells are highly symbolic, being used from everything from calling worshipers in the morning to exorcising demons at night.

Chapel Miranda

The stone chapel sits beside the main house and received a particularly heavy dose of gothic architectural touches.