Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm: Art & Architecture Tour

Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm: Art & Architecture Tour
by Chris Lucas

I learned two new concepts along the way at Los Poblanos: what a Coping is & all about Zaguan Doors...A coping is a cap or covering of a wall, like the brick that caps the top of Meem Territorial building, seen below & here. They may consist of stone (capstone), brick, tile, slate, metal or wood. A Zaguan Door is a door-within-a-door--a large, often decorated grande entry door to a hacienda courtyard, with a more functional human-sized door carved out of it. The larger door can be opened for horses or carts to be brought inside. A good example from Los Poblanos can be seen in the two images below, one from the outside & another image from inside the hacienda-style courtyard.
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Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm

Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm
by Chris Lucas

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Where in the MetroABQ are you? Vista del Norte NE

Where in the MetroABQ are you? Vista del Norte NE
by Chris Lucas

Welcome to Vista del Norte NE!  Read More


MetroABQ Public Art: Near North Valley Roundabout

MetroABQ Public Art: Near North Valley Roundabout
by Chris Lucas

There is a very interesting on-the-way, quick-stop public art piece that sits in the middle of a roundabout on the edge of the North Valley, that is worth checking out. Indian School & Menaul Blvds are city-wide arterials that start at Tramway & parallel each other for over 10 miles before coming together at this public artwork roundabout east of Rio Grande Blvd.  Read More


Los Ranchos de ABQ Garden Tour -- Architecture Images

Los Ranchos de ABQ Garden Tour -- Architecture Images
by Chris Lucas

The above garden & the trumpet vine garden below, surround a remarkable Spanish Pueblo Revival adobe home, complete with a latilla-covered portale & an elevated veranda, among other classic Spanish Pueblo Revival features. Read More


Random Sampling of Public Art: Solid Waste Dept Gorilla

Random Sampling of Public Art: Solid Waste Dept Gorilla
by Chris Lucas

"Armstrong," is an urban gorilla made from recycled tires & stands sentry in front of the MetroABQ Solid Waste Department on Edith Blvd. Created by artist Sarah Perry & entitled Route 66 Gorilla, Armstrong can be found just south of Comanche Blvd, almost straddling the border between the NE Heights & the North Valley.
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Architect Antoine Predock -- Three Samples

Architect Antoine Predock -- Three Samples
by Chris Lucas

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A Milo Crawford-Built North Valley Adobe Home on a Quiet Cul-de-Sac

A Milo Crawford-Built North Valley Adobe Home on a Quiet Cul-de-Sac
by Chris Lucas
1917 Apple Lane NW, MetroABQ NM 87104

1917 Apple Lane NW, MetroABQ NM 87104


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