great stone church
..it felt like i was in the middle east or something when i turned around the corner and saw this..
Begun in 1797, the church took nine years to build. On the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 1812, an earthquake struck during morning Mass. The walls crumbled and the domes caved in, killing 40 Indian worshippers. The church was never rebuilt. A stabilization project was completed in 2004.