Olive Rush Studio
630 Canyon Road
One of the few adobe houses remaining in Santa Fe that has not been covered with concrete stucco for preservation, the Olive Rush Studio is typical of those purchased by artists and writers who flocked to Santa Fe and Taos during the first two decades of this century. Drawn primarily by their wish to record on canvas or in words the life of the Indian and the beauty of the landscape, they found in New Mexico a place that the artist Frederic Remington described in 1902 as having been overlooked by the "heavy-handed God of Progress."

When Olive Rush, internationally known Quaker artist, first came to Santa Fe in 1914 she was so impressed by the country that she returned six years later to make it her permanent home, At that time she bought this house, which had been in the Sena and Rodríguez families for several generations, and it has been kept in very much its original state ever since. Its thick adobe walls, deep side portal, and charming back garden are all typical of the period.