Barela-Reynolds House

Also known as: J. Paul Taylor House
Off NM 292, Mesilla, New Mexico


Barela Reynolds House Mesilla New Mexico

By AllenS - Own work, Public Domain,




The Barela-Reynolds House survives today as an outstanding example of a building type - the store with attached residence - which was once commonly found in small towns across New Mexico. Considered an excellent example of the Territorial Style, and possessing one of the few remaining metal-front facades in the state, the building was listed on the NRHP in 1978. Today (2005) the Barela-Reynolds House serves as a prominent reminder of Mesilla's nineteenth-century heyday when the town was one of the most important settlement's in the American Southwest. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 20, 1978
Reference number
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Territorial
Areas of significance
Commerce; Exploration/Settlement; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Business
Current functions
Single dwelling; Business
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1850-1874
Significant years
1850; 1903
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3

Update Log 

  • May 18, 2020: New photo from Bill Eichelberger