Huning Highlands Historic Infill

Huning Highlands Historic Infill
by Chris Lucas

How do you infill housing in an historic neighborhood? Do you restrict the build, so the home the same as it's 100+ year old neighbors? Do you build a modern structure that may or may not look comfortable juxtaposed amidst it's neighbors? Read More


Huning Highlands Historic Homes: A Stone "Bodega"

Huning Highlands Historic Homes: A Stone "Bodega"
by Chris Lucas

Things are happening in Huning Highlands. Part of the Huning Highlands Historic Mother's Day Home Tour included this former local market, above. The home is an under-re-construction stone building in the north section of the neighborhood. The dramatic stone façade building, which has an uncommon stone-brick cap, sits on a corner & was a busy market over a century ago; then it was a soda bottling plant. It is currently being re-modeled & re-commissioned as updated living spaces; we were able to go inside despite the construction zone, image two below. Read More


Huning Highlands Historic Home Tour: Victorian-Style!

Huning Highlands Historic Home Tour: Victorian-Style!
by Chris Lucas

Marvelous Victorians: 
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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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Downtown Art & Architecture Junction Part II

Downtown Art & Architecture Junction Part II
by Chris Lucas


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The MetroABQ's Downtown Art & Architecture Junction

The MetroABQ's Downtown Art & Architecture Junction
by Chris Lucas

June
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