Sitting at VM, a hip new Downtown coffee house, & staring northward, the historic Southwest Brewery & Ice Company building is too prominent a neighbor to ignore. Built in 1899, the five-story brick building, which is decorated with wonderful diamond-ribbon brickwork, arched brick lintels & brick columns that run up the building, is one of the only surviving 19th-century commercial buildings in the downtown area. Read More
Although not currently open, the ABQ Museum is still featuring Let The Sunshine In online, a peek into the time period & life of a diverse Burqueños from 1969-1971. There are 1500+ images in the archive that depict Albuquerque from people crossing streets, to interesting residential & large-scale commercial architecture, to aerial views of the city & hundreds of other objects along the way. Read More
I've always appreciated the Mauger Mansion in Downtown's Fourth Ward Historic District. The three-story ~3800sqft home,
built in 1897 for a small family from the east, is currently an Inn/Airbnb.
Artist Courtney Angermeier inspiration comes from some pretty wonderful places: