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Old 05-08-2012, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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Default La Luz Pottery now historic site...

Here's a recent article in the Las Cruces Sun News about the new addition to the state's historical sites:

LA LUZ POTTERY

Yesterday I took a couple of photos of the property. The taller structure in the one photo is the chimney of the still-standing kiln(s). I didn't try to access the property and saw no evidence of activity around the old buildings.

I also might mention that the former rough graveled road from La Luz to High Rolls that follows Fresnal Canyon is now paved all the way and affords a different scenic route between those two points. There was good flow in the creek about midway up the canyon, reduced to a trickle at the La Luz end. In the hour I was in the vicinity I did not see another vehicle on the Fresnal Canyon road. In the photo of the canyon road, looking SE, I've added an arrow pointing to US-82 that is the usual route from Alamogordo to High Rolls/Cloudcroft.

I've attached a map, along with photos, showing the location of the pottery since it is not in the village of La Luz but rather sits in the foothills above (to the east).

I tossed in a photo of a property that had a 'for sale' sign on it. The house sits atop a ridge with a fantastic view (note the viewing tower) out over the Tularosa Basin and White Sands.

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Old 05-08-2012, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Thanks. Too many places, too little time.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:16 AM
 
Location: NM south central mountains
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Thanks. Sounds like a great drive.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:51 AM
 
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I though I saw the Pottery Works (I don't believe it had anything to do with the house pictured here) listed for sale within the past year. It's nice to hear that the history will be preserved.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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I though I saw the Pottery Works (I don't believe it had anything to do with the house pictured here)...
Because there are threads in this forum that address availability of housing in that region I thought I'd toss in some photos showing what that particular area looks like. There is a LOT of property that can be acquired along that elevation, but lack of water and steepness are deterrents, for sure.

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Old 05-12-2012, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Capitan, NM
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Beautiful pictures. Love the scenery.
I like La Luz. Just a bit too hot for me in the summer though.

It's a good place if one has horses and other farm animals to live. Lots of horse property.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:40 AM
 
Location: New Mexico USA
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Here's a recent article in the Las Cruces Sun News about the new addition to the state's historical sites:

LA LUZ POTTERY
They don't keep their articles very long...

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Thank you for visiting Las Cruces Sun-News. We are sorry the article that you requested is no longer available. Please search for this article in our archive search. (Fee Based)

Historic La Luz pottery site becomes a public trust
Alamogordo Daily News
By Joan E. Price, For the Daily News
Posted: 04/28/2012

"Nowhere in the United States is a regional architecture more evident than in New Mexico and surrounding states. It's where elements of Pueblo Revival, Spanish colonial and Mission architectural techniques continue to find expression in contemporary homes, as well as public structures. "
Entire Article: Historic La Luz pottery site becomes a public trust - Alamogordo Daily News
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