Cerro Gordo Street
(Adam Gabriel Armijo Park)
St. Francis of Assisi
born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone
(1181/82 - 1226)
Italian friar and preacher. He founded among others the Franciscan Order. Saint Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history
Ben Ortega & Pete Ortega
Old-style folk statue of St. Francis surrounded by small animals. Originally rendered in wood, this piece is bronzed but maintains an earthy quality to it.
by Ben Ortega
and Pete Ortega
Dedicated October 4, 1997
City of Santa Fe, 1% for Art in Public Places Program
- Ben Ortega,
Woodcarver in Santa Fe, father of Pete Ortega.
- Pete Ortega,
Woodcarver in Santa Fe, son of Ben Ortega.
Sources & Information
Location N 35°40'56" W 105°54'31"
Item Code: usnm38; Photograph: 13 October 2010
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