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Mural Fest '18: The Nob Hill Neighborhoods

Above & below are three of more than half a dozen Nob Hill murals featured in Mural Fest '18 this year.  For the woman surrounded by red: Ernest Doty updated his wall outside the Slice Parlour--it's my favorite mural this year & is stunning up close...Also, The Guild Cinema exit doorway now sports a geometric eye design that is easy to miss. A muralist outside Empire Board Game Library works on his wall during the festival.

The Neighborhoods: Nob Hill began life over 100 years ago as the most eastern area platted by the city & now consists of eight distinct residential& commercial neighborhoods, spanning over 125 blocks on both sides of Central Ave/Route 66, from the University of NM to Washington St. The numeroushousing styles consist of Victorians, Bungalows,Spanish Pueblo Revival, SW Vernacular,Mediterranean, Territorial Revival, Streamlined Moderne, Mid-Century Modern& Ranch Style; plus Modern & numerous sub-styles that often include elements of many different styles...


Nob Hill is also home to the international Fractal Foundation.


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