Kit Carson House

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Kit Carson House
Kit Carson House, Kit Carson Avenue, Taos (Taos County, New Mexico).jpg
Front of the house
Kit Carson House is located in New Mexico
Kit Carson House
Location Kit Carson Ave.,
Taos, New Mexico
Coordinates 36°24′25″N 105°34′20″W / 36.40694°N 105.57222°W / 36.40694; -105.57222Coordinates: 36°24′25″N 105°34′20″W / 36.40694°N 105.57222°W / 36.40694; -105.57222
Area less than one acre
Built 1868 (1868)
NRHP Reference # 66000948[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966
Designated NHL May 23, 1963[2]

Kit Carson House was a home of frontiersman Kit Carson in Taos, New Mexico, United States. It is operated now as a house museum. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1963.[2][3][4]

The building is an example of territorial and Spanish Colonial architecture. Open to the public, it is operated by the Taos Masonic Lodge.[5]

Kit Carson, who died in Colorado, was buried in Kit Carson Park and Historic Cemetery in Taos.[5][6] The 19 acre park is 1 1/2 blocks north of the Taos Plaza on Paseo Del Pueblo Norte. Aside from the cemetery of noteworthy residents of Taos, it is a park and picnic areas with facilities for walking, tennis, basketball, soccer and jogging.[6]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "National Historic Landmarks Survey, New Mexico" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Kit Carson House" (pdf). National Park Service. June 15, 1978.  and Accompanying photos, exterior and interior, from 19 (32 KB)
  4. ^ Note: A National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination document should be available upon request from the National Park Service for this site, but it appears not to be available on-line from the NPS Focus search site.
  5. ^ a b Historic Taos: A Self-Guided Walking Tour of 22 Historic Taos Landmarks. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  6. ^ a b Kit Carson Park and Historic Cemetery. Town of Taos. Retrieved July 23, 2014.

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