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Nachos Untitled No 5

A Zine by the Taos Teen Media Camp
June 11, 2005

R. J. Chavez


Israeli - Palestinian Conflict Stabs Youth


Page 2 Writer's Bios

Page 3
Rumsfeld Interview

Page 4 Rumsfeld 2

Page 5 Jacko

Page 6 Waffles

Page 7 Waffles 2

Page 8 Word Search

Page 9 Land Development

Page 10 Development 2

Page 11 Since When...

Page 12
As Long as the Fowers Still Blooms

Page 13 Japan Images

Page 14
Israeli - Palestinian Conflict Stabs Youth

Page 15 Angelada Building

Page 16 Bandit

Page 17
Mother of Greatness

Page 18 Global Warming

Page 19 Treasure Chest

Back Cover Nachos

The Importance of the Anglada's Building in Taos

By R. J. Chavez

I've traced the origin of the name Anglada, which is not a common Spanish name. This name is also known in the French language as Anglade. The Spanish version is Anglada. I think the reason why this name is rare is because one of my ancestors (perhaps my great great great grandfather) came directly from Cadiz, Spain to the Louisiana in the 1800s. He eventually settled in territorial New Mexico.

I was born in Albuquerque but my family came to Taos when I was around three years old. My mom's family is from Taos and we currently live in Cañon, on Camino Anglada, where most of my mother's is from. My house is across the street from the Anglada's Building. Her family is Anglada and her great grandparents, Rodolfo and Juanita Anglada, along with her grandfather, Jose Tordivio Anglada, built the Anglada's Building in 1921. They built the Anglada's Building so there could be a dancehall open to the public. Called Anglada Hall, in the 1930s it was also run as a bar and used for weddings. Rodolfo sold the liquor license in the 1940s to Carlos Trujillo. Trujillo then started his own bar off the Cañon bypass.

In the 1940s movies were shown there, and magic and puppet shows. In the 1950s it was used as a skating rink. Unfortunately, an auxiliary building next to the Angladas burned down around 1956. Later, in the 1970s it was used for distributing commodities, as a second hand store, and for storage. My great grandfather Jose died in 1993 and his brothers and sisters Teddy Mondragon, Orlinda Mares, and Aniceto Anglada inherited the building. In 1995 some people started the Taos Gymnastic Academy there. In April of 1998 the second hand store was bought out and the Angladas Building was being repaired. Between 1994 and 1998 part of it was leased to Frank Mares and Martha Burke who wanted to revitalize it and make it into a community cener. In June of 1998 the building was finally sold to local developer Tom Worrell. Worrell renovated the building by leaving the main section of the building intact.


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