looking for pictures of franciscan hotel

I am looking for more detailed photos of the Franciscan Hotel. I have several postcards, but would also like to find interior photos. I have looked at both libraries Downtown and have not had much luck. Is there anyone who knows another place to look?

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Comment by Johnny_Mango on January 26, 2010 at 11:58pm
Try the ABQ museum. They have a photo archive.
Comment by Eckleburg and Grumblecake on January 28, 2010 at 1:44pm
I really wish they would re-build the Franciscan in the same spot (with modern guts, of course.) It looked like it was a beautiful building.
Comment by Phil_0 on January 28, 2010 at 2:20pm
Hear, hear, E & G. Think what a big beautiful hotel in the middle of that vacant lot would do for the west edge of downtown.
Comment by Karen Wentworth on January 28, 2010 at 2:46pm
Comment by Karen Wentworth on January 28, 2010 at 2:48pm
I just sent you a link to a new historical digital archive UNM Libraries is building. Type in Franciscan Hotel in the search window. You will be amazed.

Karen
Comment by Eckleburg and Grumblecake on January 28, 2010 at 5:39pm
Holy Moly Karen! That is an incredible website! Interestingly, a search for the word "Atrisco" doesn't bring up any matches at all. Strange. . .
Comment by cc on January 28, 2010 at 8:58pm
I just checked a book I have called Early Albuquerque published back in early 80's - photographic history by Abq museum and ABq journal - could not find one in there (though it's a great collection...).
My grandma and dad used to speak very fondly about the Franciscan. They haven't been around for 30 years, though.
Comment by cc on January 28, 2010 at 9:01pm
Thanks so much, Karen, for sharing that site! I wonder if the columned facade next to the Franciscan was the Fez Club?
Comment by Kristelle Siarza on January 29, 2010 at 10:38am
I would even recommend possibly going through the microfilms in the ABQ Journal and Tribune: They're quite interesting
Comment by Phil_0 on January 29, 2010 at 3:46pm
cc, I'm pretty sure that was the facade of the old Masonic Lodge...

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