The KiMo Theater's Carl von Hassler Mezzanine Murals

The KiMo Theater's Carl von Hassler Mezzanine Murals
by Chris Lucas

The KiMo Theater, built by the Bachechi family, has gone through a few incarnations over the years: By the 1970's, it had become run-down & was showing adult films; soon after it was shut down., so the city bought the building & using grant money, renovated the building & has been running it as a performing arts center with offices upstairs. It is one of only two downtown buildings still utilized today as originally designed--as a theater.
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The Iconic Chevy-On-A-Stick -- Almost 30 years later...

The Iconic Chevy-On-A-Stick -- Almost 30 years later...
by Chris Lucas

Back almost 30 years ago in 1991, the City of Albuquerque unveiled a turquoise-arched gateway to the Ridgecrest neighborhood. Atop of the 26-foot pedestal, sat a ’54 Chevy covered with midnight-blue tiles. It quickly acquired the name "Chevy-on-a-Stick" & back then, it seemed to have caused quite an uproar.
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MetroABQ City Parks Interactive Map

MetroABQ City Parks Interactive Map
by Chris Lucas

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