|Cathedral Basilica of|
St. Francis of Assisi
|Location||Santa Fe, New Mexico|
|Dedication||St. Francis of Assisi|
A fictionalized account of the cathedral's origins is included in Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop. Due to its prominent location off the plaza, many artists who have lived or worked in Santa Fe have captured its image in their work. Edward Hopper painted Saint Francis' Towers, Santa Fe during his 1925 trip to the city. The cathedral can also be seen in the photographView from La Fonda Poolside by photographer Nicholas Nixon.
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When the Cathedral bell tolled just after dark, the Mexican population of Santa Fe fell upon their knees, and all American Catholics as well. Many others who did not kneel prayed in their hearts. Eusabio and the Tesuque boys went quietly away to tell their people; and the next morning the old Archbishop lay before the high altar in the church he had built.
--"Death Comes for the Archbishop"