Friday, April 24, 2015

Tour of J Paul Taylor Home in Historic Mesilla, NM

Leslie Christiansen, Donna Esposito and Pat Faur
ready for lunch at this historic place complete with
talking parrot. Apparently, he's been there many years.

Bonnie Newhoff, Laurie-Sue Retts, Cathy Martin, and
Mary Parker in the downtown square
After a delicious lunch at La Posta we visited the beautiful historic home of J. Paul Taylor in downtown Mesilla. So many treasures, quilts, artifacts, memorabilia from such a distinquished New Mexico family.
Cathy Martin, Zona Lorig, Mary Parker,
Bonnie Newhoff and Laurie-Sue Retts
admire the intricate hand stitched quilts
and numerous religious artifacts on the walls.

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Opening unto Mesilla's historic plaza is the entrance to a rambling adobe house that embodies over 150 years of life in the Borderland.  Since 1953 this special place has been the home of J. Paul and Mary Daniels Taylor and their family. Through the generosity of the Taylor family, their home and two adjoining storefronts are now a New Mexico State Monument. The monument provides an exceptional setting for visitors to understand and appreciate the history, culture, and architecture of Mesilla and the Borderland.