Yesterday, I posted a pic of the Aztec a few years ago. This is what's left of it now. Only a sign. But I'm grateful for this reminder of what once was. There's quite a few left over signs in ABQ. Maybe they act as lightening rods for all those old memories....

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Comment by Ron Da Bomb on April 2, 2012 at 8:15am

From what I've heard, it is impossible to get zoning for these (or practically any) kinds of signs anymore, so when old buildings are torn down or sold, they usually leave the signs intact. 

Examples are the re-purposed bowling alley sign for Staples at Menaul and San Pedro, and more recently, the Chipotle sign at Menaul and Louisiana.

Comment by Dee Cohen on April 2, 2012 at 11:36am

Ron, that makes perfect sense. I have a number of pics of these signs. It's great to stumble upon them. Dee

Comment by Albuquerque Public Art Program on April 2, 2012 at 12:49pm

If any artists and/or designers are interested in these historic signs, the Albuquerque Public Art Program is calling for new sign designs for a show at 516 ARTS and for possible implementation along Central...for more info:

Comment by Dee Cohen on April 2, 2012 at 1:08pm

Thanks for that link. Friends of the Orphan Signs. That is perfect.


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