The phone number for time and temp was: 247-1611. It would go like this. "Fix up your home with a loan from Alb National Bank; time: 8:45 pm, temperature 88". I remember the Wards Auto and when the apts started fire. Speaking of fires do you remember when the Masonic Temple burned? The first time I went to the Lobo it was "Benjamin", a movie in French. I didn’t go there again until it started showing dollar movies. Do you remember the Fox Winrock theatre. I think it had a curved screen and showed movies with three cameras at once, Cinerama or something like that. I saw Hercules at the State Theatre. The line went all the way to the alley. I grew-up around Quincy and Constitution area.
Funny thing about the old Liberty House in Coronado. I was just out of high school when I was employed by Liberty House. A few months after I started, the store went out of business. I stayed on to help liquidate the inventory and clean up in preparation of the remodel for Mervyn's. While cleaning out all of the stockrooms, I came across a walled off area. There was a small hole in the drywall where I could see in and see fixtures and signage from days gone by. I received permission to bust down a wall and what we found was amazing. There was old signage from the 60's, old props that were displays for the Rhode's Department store you had mentioned, and a old trunk. This old trunk turned out to be a display used by Rhode's many years ago. It was a Jack Daniels distillery kit. Quite a find. The person in charge of the liquidation let me keep that old trunk and I had it for many years. I do not know what happened to it now.
Ha! Ha!, I think I just had bad timing. I stayed on with the liquidation and was picked up by Mervyn's when they moved in back in Oct. 1978. I had a 17 year career with them.
I really like the old find too.
Lee, I remember the Broadway. Was that not Goldwaters before it was Broadway? Sanger Harris does not ring a bell. I think it has not been occupied since is that in this economy, the big battleship sized department stores will thin themselves out. Who wants that overhead.
I remember those smog pots that were used to warn drivers of road hazards. The city had an ongoing sewer project in the heights in the sixties and there were many deep excavations marked by wooden barricades and those pots that burned kerosene. One morning we saw an International Travelall[now I haven't thought of that early SUV in years and sometimes I can't remember what day it is] that had gone off in a hole that had to be fifteen feet deep. The Travelall was upside down and when a wrecker pulled the vehicle out of the hole ,we saw the dead driver. The excavation was at Tennessee and the first road south of Central. Would that be Zuni? I remember the Silver Spur but can't recall its location. Remember driving out to Gulf Mart,seemed like a long way out for a store location. Don't recall the Roaring Twenties. Anyone know the origin of a Quonset Hut located at Dallas and Chico? The city built the first fire station east of Nob Hill across the street from that make do building. Anyone remember "The Old Corral" on the north side of Central between Virginia and Wisconsin. At that time, Wisconsin was designated as Pierce. I remember a candy store on Lomas that had a huge red and white candy cane propped up against the building. I wish I had given the brother of the man that started that candy store a few thousand in the fifties. That would be millions and millions today. Those owning stock in that company can purchase a Rolex with a nice discount every May when they gather to visit with their oracle and their money. Those investors now own the railroad that runs through Albuquerque and the company represented by that green lizard seen on TV all the time. Many of them have a hard time finding a place to park their Lear Jet or Gulf Stream when they attend the yearly stockholders meeting. A few memories of a time long past.