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.
Steel mushroom shade structures have sprung up in the largest plaza at the University of New Mexico's main campus, Smith Plaza, outside the Student Union.
Named in honor of Sherman E Smith for his "outstanding & versatile
contribution to the university, his special interest in landscaping made this campus a more pleasant place in which to live & work."
Introducing the MetroABQ Mid Mod Home Tour:
Five Unique Mid-Century Modern Homes
Spread Out Across The City
Open For A Day...
Hidden Park is not easy to find. It has no formal entrance & there is no parking for it. To enter, you follow discrete pathways between homes often marked by a low picket fence or block wall. You could walk around the outside perimeter of the park, set amid mostly Mid-Century built ranch homes, & not even know the park is there. Once inside the enclosed park, though, you are surrounded by lush 60' tall, 70 year old trees that provide an almost unbroken three-acre shade canopy. A rather large L ittle Free Library greets you at the north entrance. Another Little Free Library lives just outside the park, on the west side of Hermosa St. Read More