The works in Amapola Gallery combine age-old techniques with the modern inspiration of its forty member artists. Fittingly, the gallery is housed in Old Town’s Historic Romero House, at 205 Romero Street NW, on the Plaza.
The Romero House dates to 1915, built for Jesus Romero and wife Mary Springer de Romero.
The land it stands on was part of a Spanish deed granted in 1849. By 1915, the property included a house, corral and placita as well.
The “new” house was built over a structure dating from 1895. Thoroughly modern for its time, it included a buzzer system to summon the servant, pine flooring and steam radiators only recently replaced. The exterior walls are, of course, adobe.
In more recent years, the house functioned briefly as a dwelling for the priest of San Felipe de Neri Church, and for several decades as a home for unwed mothers. An occasional visitor will still declare, “I was born here!”
Amapola artists are pleased by the several intriguing rooms filled with light in which to display the wide variety of their work. They invite you to explore the historical aspects of Old Town and climb the stairs to shop at The Romero House.
Will you join us for a tour of the Romero House and Amapola Gallery?