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John P. Conron Collection

Identifier: AC 443

Scope and Content

This collection consists of financial and tax records for The Centerline, an interior design shop owned and operated in Santa Fe, New Mexico, by Conron and partner David deRyck Lent beginning in 1952. Collection also contains programs, plans and notes for the American Institute of Architects - AID joint "Design for People" conference held in Santa Fe in October 1966 under the coordination of Conron; and programs, plans and notes for the American Institute of Interior Designers Rocky Mountain South Bi-Regional Conference held in Santa Fe in April 1972 under the coordination of Conron.


  • 1959-1977
  • Majority of material found in Placeholder Unit Date Text

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical Information

John Phelan Conron, Irishman, historian and preservationist, a fellow in both the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Interior Designers, was born in Brookline, MA. He received his degree in architecture from Yale University in 1947, and worked for the architectural firm of Whelan and Westman in Boston before moving to Santa Fe in 1952, where he established his architecture and interior design business called the Centerline with partner, David de Ryck Lent. Conron was actively involved in numerous historical preservation projects in and around Santa Fe including the adobe walls of the Palace of the Governors, Museum of New Mexico Administration building, Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos, and was involved in planning the New Mexico History Museum. Conron was also an editor of historical (La Cronica) and architectural (New Mexico Architecture magazine) reviews; and, author of Socorro: A Historic Survey 1980; and History of Zozobra, 1999. From 1986 until his death June 14, 2005, he was a partner in the firm of Conron & Woods Architects.


2.0 Linear Feet

Finding Aid of the John P. Conron Collection, 1959-1977
Edited Full Draft
Pam Downey
© 2009
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090