What's going on, Albuquerque?
This old boarded up building is located on Broadway & Gold.
this is one of those buildings downtown that I wish they would preserve and turn into something cool
I agree. And I couldn't find any information on it. A Church? A school? It's near the Food Storehouse- owned by them? D
It was a church, I believe, and I'm pretty sure it's owned by the Storehouse. It's been vacant forever. DCF member brendisimo did a cool blog post years ago about a potential repurposing of this building...there is more info about the building in the comments.
Thanks for the link Phil. Seems to me that low income rooming house for needy families wold make more sense than an art building. Nothing wrong with art but we do have a lot of it in ABQ. Also a lot of poverty. My thoughts, Dee
It isn't abandoned, it is owned by the Storehouse and they use it for excess storage. They recently repaired the windows in the front. It apparently has asbestos issues, which is why it hasn't been purchased by someone else and re-purposed. There is also a not-insignificant parking issue--you should see that parking lot and the streets around it in the mornings when people come to get their distributions from the Storehouse.
I happened to be reading a "welcome to Albuquerque" pamphlet from 1940 today and according to the section on churches, at that time this was the First Christian Church, Rev. E.R. Tolin, Pastor. No clue what denomination that was, or anything else about the the congregation or its pastor.
Looks like the church moved to the heights in the late 1960s and is still around. Hooray for the internet!
Thanks for the great info Phil.
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