Court Cafe, Albuquerque
There’s a clever little note printed on the back in cursive, “PS I certainly had a wonderful dinner here.” Manufactured by Teich & Co.
Civic Plaza, Albuquerque
Looks pretty good a ground level even though it’s turned out to be a solar dog roaster. Card is postmarked 1980 which is pretty close of the end of the Decade of Destruction, as I call it, for Downtown. The decade that gave us a fascist revival convention center architecture, the weird overpass the goes from MLK right into the Convention Center parking lot, cutting off several blocks of first street from any access at all, the destruction of hundred of thousand of square feet of older buildings including important historic ones like the Franciscan and the Alvarado. The final insult was building Civic Plaza and closing 4th street for 5 blocks, killing any north-south traffic and a major route through downtown and morally damaging neighborhoods like Barelas, making then afterthoughts in the psychic landscape of the area.
View of Albuquerque’s Downtown from the SW
A Petley postcard, probably taken in the 1960s. Looks like I-40 was built but not I-25.
View from the Tram, August, 1969
Wow, there’s nothing for miles. Makes you realize how much Albuquerque has grown (sprawled) in the last 45+ years.
Photo from August 19, 1939 with a stamp from the Camera Shop of New Mexico.
Parade in Albuquerque
I recognize the Welborn Paint logo and the old YMCA that was on the NE corner of Central and 1st.
No note on the back of this one. Not very much to go on for where it was taken but the other photos in this series were from Albuquerque, so that’s a guess.
Civic Center Plaza
From the back:
Aerial view of the new hub of downtown Albuquerque – Civic Center Plaza. In the background is the new Convention Center and and new Albuquerque Inn.
Aerial View of Downtown Albuquerque
Greetings from Albuquerque
From the back:
The metropolis of New Mexico, Albuquerque is situated on the Rio Grande at an elevation of 4988 feet and is approximately the center of the state. The budy city of today was founded by Gov. Cuervo in 1706 and named for the Duke of Alburquerque. Later the first R in the name was dropped with the coming of the Americans.
Winrock Shopping Center, Albuquerque
From the back of the card:
An awe-inspiring view of the highly successful shopping center, with the Sandia Mountains in the background. Here one finds all accommodations, for the vacation seeker, which include motel, restaurant, and gift shop splendor.
It’s a shopping center but also ‘gift shop splendor!’
Albuquerque Facts, 1953
Albuquerque, In The Heart of Indian Country
El Fidel Hotel, Albuquerque
Albuquerque, Crossroads of the Southwest
Railroad Underpass in Albuquerque