La Posta Restaurant
Title:
La Posta Restaurant
Mesilla New Mexico (NM), Chrome unused

Description:
Gene Aiken Koppel Color Cards


Street Scene
Title:
Street Scene
Mesilla New Mexico (NM), Chrome unused

Description:
Three centuries ago, Mesilla was a flourishing Indian Settlement, a stopover for the Conquistadores on their treks northward to Santa Fe. In more recent years, its colorful historical role has included the Capitol of Arizona & New Mexico territories after the Godsen Purchase in the village plaza in 1853. "Billy the Kid" walked these streets during his short life and was on trial here in 1881. History was lived all about you - come see.



Mesilla Book Center
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Mesilla Book Center
Mesilla New Mexico (NM), Chrome unused


The Plaza
Title:
The Plaza
Mesilla New Mexico (NM), Chrome unused

Description:
Franklin E. Schaaf Schaaf Post Card Co.



United States Post Office
Title:
United States Post Office
Mesilla New Mexico (NM), Chrome unused

Description:
Franklin E. Schaaf The Post Office building is the site of Mexico's frontier Fort under Gen. Angel Trias, later governor of Chihuahua. Its troopers protected settlers, wagon train caravans and stage-coaches from murderous Apaches and robbers until 1854 when Mesilla became United States territory under the Godsden Purchase Treaty.


United States Post Office
Title:
United States Post Office
Mesilla New Mexico (NM), Chrome

Description:
The Post Office Building is the site of Meixico's Frontier Fort under Gen. Angel Trias, later governor of Chihuahua. It's troopers protected settlers, wagon train caravans and stage-coached from murderous Appaches and robbers until 1854 when Mesilla became United States territory under the Gadsden Purchase Treaty.



United States Post Office
Title:
United States Post Office
Mesilla New Mexico (NM), Chrome unused


La Posta Restaurant and New Mexico Chile
Title:
La Posta Restaurant and New Mexico Chile
Mesilla New Mexico (NM), Continental Chrome unused



La Posta
Title:
La Posta
Mesilla New Mexico (NM), Chrome unused

Description:
One of the oldest and most historic places in Mesilla is La Posta, the world-famous Mexican restaurant. For one hundred and fifty years, La Posta has been the center of southwestern hospitality. It is the only stage coach station on the Butterfield Trail that is still in use for the service of the traveler Koppel


Old Band Stand
Title:
Old Band Stand
Mesilla New Mexico (NM), Continental Chrome unused

Description:
This old band stand on the plaza of Old Mesilla displays both the flags of U.S. and Mexico. At one time a Mexican village, part of Chihuahua, the territory was included in the Gadsden Purchase. Mesilla was the scene of the famous trial of Billy the kid.



Street Scene
Title:
Street Scene
Mesilla New Mexico (NM), Chrome unused


The Plaza
Title:
The Plaza
Mesilla New Mexico (NM), Chrome unused

Description:
The plaza is the site of the signing of the Gadsden Purchase treaty in 1853. The Mexican Flag is crossed with the Stars and Stripes on the band stand in the center of the plaza. St. Albino Catholic Church is in the background



San Albino Church
Title:
San Albino Church
Mesilla New Mexico (NM), Continental Chrome PM 1992 Sep-5

Description:
San Albino Church Mesilla, New Mexico Lumniours light the way for the Christ Child. These beautiful lights cast a warm glow at Christmas tie. This old Spanish custom is in much evidence at Christmas time in the South West


Apartment Room, La Posta Restaurant
Title:
Apartment Room, La Posta Restaurant
Mesilla New Mexico (NM), Chrome PM 1965 May-23

Description:
This room was used as the Harness Romm in the stables (Lava Room) and was an active stage coach stop on the Sutterfield Trail. This view shows the Lava Room with the black lava wall, vegas used for roof and doorway support, built up thatched roof. History was made here, come and see for yourself



La Posta
Title:
La Posta
Mesilla New Mexico (NM), Chrome unused

Description:
One of the oldest and most historic places in Mesilla is La Posta, the world-famous Mexican restaurant. For one hundred and fifty years. La Posta has been the center of southwestern hospitality. It is the only stage coach station on the Butterfield Trail that is still in use for the service of the traveler


Lava Room
Title:
Lava Room
Mesilla New Mexico (NM), Chrome unused

Description:
Gene Aiken La Posta Restaurant. This room was used as the stables in the days when La Posta was a stage coach station on"The Butterfield Trail". This view shows the heavy adobe construction of the walls. Vega Poles for Archway and Balcony supports. Black Lava forms one wall and shows the true Spanish-Indian type of building. This historic place is the world famous La Posta Mexican Restaurant. Where you can eat the finest, and feel historic events unfold around you



La Posta Restaurant
Title:
La Posta Restaurant
Mesilla New Mexico (NM), Continental Chrome unused

Description:
Built about 1799, this is the last of the Old Butterfield Trail Stations still in use commercially. Just a few miles southwest of Las Cruces, La Posta's thick adobe walls have withstood attacks by man, time and the elements


Apartment Room, La Posta Restaurant
Title:
Apartment Room, La Posta Restaurant
Mesilla New Mexico (NM), Chrome unused

Description:
This room was used as the Harness Room adjoining the stables (Lava Room) and when it was an active state coach stop on the Butterfield Trail. This view shows the Lava Room with the black lava wall, vegas used for roof and doorway support, built up thatched roof and ceiling. History was made here, come and see for yourself. Stay and eat at this world famous La Posta Mexican Restaurant



Grape Room, La Posta Restaurant
Title:
Grape Room, La Posta Restaurant
Mesilla New Mexico (NM), Chrome unused

Description:
This room is modeled after the natural grape arbors of Seville, Spain. This is one of the oldest and most historic places in Mesilla. For one hundred and fifty years La Posta has been the center of southwestern hospitality. It is the only Stage Coach Station on the Butterfield Trail that is still in use for the service of travelers. This is the first dining room of La Posta - where you enjoy foods from centuries-old recipes. LIFE magazine, in July 1957, recognized La Posta as one of the forty great Inns of America


Street Scene
Title:
Street Scene
Mesilla New Mexico (NM), Chrome unused

Description:
La Posta was an active station on the old Butterfield stage route. This view is looking toward the Plaza where the Gadsden Purchase was signed. Billy the Kid was tried and sentenced to hand at the old courthouse and held at the old Mesilla Jail. There are many places of interest to see; Museums, Gift Shops, Curio Shops, Historic Sites



The Stable, La Posta
Title:
The Stable, La Posta
Mesilla New Mexico (NM), Continental Chrome unused

Description:
This room is part of the old stable for the numerous stage lines that stopped at La Posta a century ago, when it was a buys station on the Butterfield Stage Route. Many Varieties of tropical plants flourish in here and it is considered one of the most beautiful dining rooms in the Southwest.




Total: 21 Items