Mabel Dodge Luhan House

Also known as: Big House, St. Teresa House
Luhan Lane, Taos, New Mexico


MD Lujan House

By NPS -, Public Domain,




This was the home of Mabel Ganson Evans Dodge Stern Luhan (1879-1962), an important paton of the arts. For 40 years, Mabel Dodge Luhan nurtured the famous artistic community that centered on her Taos home. During the 1920s and 1930s, hundreds of artists and writers visited and worked at this house; among the many pilgrims were D.H. Lawrence, Mary Austin, Willa Cather, Robinson Jeffers, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Georgia O'Keefe. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 4, 1991

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 15, 1978
Reference number
NR name
Luhan, Mabel Dodge, House
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Pueblo
Areas of significance
Art; Architecture; Literature
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
B - Person; A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current functions
Hotel; Meeting hall
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1900-1924
Significant years
1800; 1918; 1922
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • May 29, 2020: New photo from Bill Eichelberger