The Southwest Brewery and Ice Company Building Downtown

The Southwest Brewery and Ice Company Building Downtown
by Chris Lucas

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


MetroABQ People Circa 1969: Let The Sunshine In at The ABQ Museum

MetroABQ People Circa 1969: Let The Sunshine In at The ABQ Museum
by Chris Lucas

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


The Mauger Mansion Inn Downtown MetroABQ

The Mauger Mansion Inn Downtown MetroABQ
by Chris Lucas

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.
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Meditative Membreño: Columbia St Murals Continued

Meditative Membreño: Columbia St Murals Continued
by Chris Lucas

Artist Courtney Angermeier's Spring Works
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Mimbreño: More Columbia St Mural Project Images

Mimbreño: More Columbia St Mural Project Images
by Chris Lucas

Artist Courtney Angermeier had a little extra time & a whole lot of natural canvas. She created the Columbia St Mural Project & continues to add onto it...Read moreRead More


University Area: Columbia St Mural Project Update

University Area: Columbia St Mural Project Update
by Chris Lucas

Artist Courtney Angermeier inspiration comes from some pretty wonderful places: 
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Early Female MetroABQ Architect: Mary Jane Colter

Early Female MetroABQ Architect: Mary Jane Colter
by Chris Lucas

Above is an image from the National Parks Service of Architect Mary Jane Colter's, iconic Lookout Studio at the Grande Canyon.  Read More