Exploring the MetroABQ's West Cliff Neighborhoods

Exploring the MetroABQ's West Cliff Neighborhoods
by Chris Lucas

How to get there...Finding my way to the west side of the river was much easier than expected--I walked. On the east side of the Rio Grande, there is parking at the end of Gabaldon Place, in the north-of-Old Town Duranes neighborhood. From there, numerous easy walking/bike paths connect to the Rio Grande Valley State Park; you can walk up or down the river on the east side, or use the red-steel pedestrian bridge that runs alongside Interstate 40, to cross the river, above.
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North Valley Open House: 2712 Calle Tranquilo NW

North Valley Open House: 2712 Calle Tranquilo NW
by Chris Lucas

Gorgeous single story home in private gated community in the North Valley!

 

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MetroABQ Newsletter August: Foothills Gardens -- Sandia Heights, Glenwood & Kachina Hills

MetroABQ Newsletter August: Foothills Gardens -- Sandia Heights, Glenwood & Kachina Hills
by Chris Lucas

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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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Albuquerque Modernism: Mid-Century Architecture in the MetroABQ, Case Studies

Albuquerque Modernism: Mid-Century Architecture in the MetroABQ, Case Studies
by Chris Lucas

There are some great organizations springing up to celebrate the Mid-Century Modern architectural movement in the MetroABQ. One such group, Modern Albuquerque, organized a fabulous Mid Mod Home Tour & I am excited to see some of the other guided tours they have in store.
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