i recently found DCF while looking up info on the franciscan hotel . any info on where i can find detailed info and pictures on this once magnificent structure. i am cosidering sculpting a replica.

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Comment by Adelita on February 15, 2009 at 10:43am
Two places you should start, the Special Collections Library and the Albuquerque Museum...they may have some photos in their archives. .
Comment by Johnny_Mango on February 15, 2009 at 7:00pm
Here's hoping that we at the DCF can play a key role in your project.
Comment by killbox on February 16, 2009 at 12:17am
Comment by Ron Da Bomb on February 16, 2009 at 10:46am
not only the extra R, but an E in lieu of a U. "ALBERQUERQUE". Cool. I Googled it. Seems to be a prevalent misspelling of our city.
Comment by Phil_0 on February 16, 2009 at 9:26pm
It's not nearly as well-known or discussed, but I'd almost say the loss of the Franciscan was worse than losing the Alvarado...it was certainly a more distinctive building, IMO. If I was a billionaire rebuilding a facsimile (LEED Platinum, natch) would be my first priority. (Then we'd bring back the Sunshine's neon marquee!)
Comment by raymond castro on February 17, 2009 at 9:19pm
I believe that originally it was spelled with the extra r, Alburquerque. Didn't the mayor want it written this way on buses?
Comment by cc on January 30, 2010 at 7:48am
coming to this a year later after raymond's recent post -- the extra r in Burque comes from the original city in Spain we were named after - and back in the late 80's early 90's there was talk from folks in the know suggesting the change - and didn't Rudy Anaya title a book using the Alburquerque spelling? I think it also shows up on 18th C. maps. These are all only my recollections.


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