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New Mexico Mid-Century Modern Buildings

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National Building
Albuquerque, NM
Arnie's Cleaners
Albuquerque, NM
The National Building was built from 1965-1966. It was the tallest building in Albuquerque at the time. It is now known as the Compass Bank Building. [map]

The Arnie's Cleaners building was built in 1966 as One Hour Cleaners. [map]

medical building
Albuquerque, NM
This medical building appears to have been built in the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Grant Middle School
Albuquerque, NM
Grant Middle School was built in 1961. [map]

National Jewelry Buyers
Albuquerque, NM
The National Jewelry Buyers building was built in 1971. I don't know what business was here originally. [map]

University Lodge
Albuquerque, NM
The University Lodge was built as a TraveLodge in 1960. In 2018, plans were announced to convert the motel into a boutique, retro motel known as the Avenue Motel. However, it was still the University Lodge in 2021. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Summit Construction
Albuquerque, NM
Summit Construction was founded as the George A. Rutherford Construction Company in 1945. The name was changed in 1975. I believe this building was built in 1966. [map]

commercial building
Clovis, NM
This commercial building appears to have been built or remodeled in the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Central Loan Company
Las Cruces, NM
This Central Loan Company branch building appears to be from the 1950s. [map]

former Turquoise Tepee
Raton, NM
Cobean Stationery Co.
Roswell, NM
The former Turquoise Tepee's chalet style building and rock detail appear to be from the 1960s. The building was vacant when this photo was taken in 2012. It now houses New Mexico Title Loans. [map]

The Cobean Stationery Co. was established in 1916. This facade appears to be from the 1960s. [map]

Wilshire Shopping Center
Roswell, NM
The Wilshire Shopping Center was built around 1964. The freestanding sculpture and the details on the side of the building were created by Herb Goldman. [map]

Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse
Roswell, NM
I believe the Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse was built in the 1960s. [map]

Santa Fe:
Paolo Soleri Theatre