Being over 250 years old at the time, enduring the rebellion of 1680, and also withstanding the reclamation by Spain in 1699, it is a wonder that San Estevan del Rey Mission Church has not been destroyed. Actually, the church suffered very little damage from the rebellion and has, since then, been repaired three times. The repairs took place in 1799-1800, 1902, and 1924. The church is well maintained and, now that it is considered a historic site, it should remain this way for some time. 

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    Evan Neal

    As an architecture major learning more about the religion of the Pueblo people, the Spanish influence on their religious architecture was an interesting avenue to take the research down. The Acoma village has, “the finest and most impressive of the Spanish Colonial Mission churches in New Mexico,” so was a perfect fit for my research.