Ernest L. Blumenschein House

Ledoux St., Taos, New Mexico

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Description 

In 1919, painter Ernest L. Blumenschein purchased this 11-room, single story adobe dating from Spanish times and made it his home and studio. Blumenschein was co-founder in 1898 of the Taos Art Colony, which became the most important art center west of the Mississippi. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 21, 1965

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000495
NR name
Blumenschein, Ernest L., House
Architectural styles
Colonial; Other architectural type; Spanish Colonial
Area of significance
Art
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Professional; Single dwelling
Current function
Multiple dwelling
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant year
1919