Albuquerque High School (former) – Albuquerque NM


“Albuquerque is home to scores of WPA buildings and works. Among the most prolific are the following-

John Gaw Meem designed both S[h]coles Hall and Zimmerman Library on the campus of the University of New Mexico (the corner of University and Central). Both have undergone redesign and restoration, but still carry many of the architects innovative design features. Also on the campus of UNM, the Anthropology building is from that era, and contains three large murals by Joseph Imhof.

The Old Albuquerque Municipal Airport (2920 Yale SE) is a Pueblo revival style two-story building that stands in the shadow of the Albuquerque Sun Port.

The Monte Vista Fire Station (3201 Central, now a restaurant), the Albuquerque Little Theater (224 San Pasquale SW) and Old Albuquerque High School (301 Central, now loft apartments) were all built under the WPA, but have gone through various renovations and remodelings, in some cases altering their appearance drastically.”

Source notes

"The WPA in Albuquerque," New Mexico Off the Road

Flynn, Kathryn A., editor. Treasures on New Mexico Trails: discovery of New Deal art and architecture. New Mexico State Historic Preservation Division, 1995. Pg. 33-34.

"New Deal Sites in New Mexico," Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps, New Mexico Humanities Council.
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301 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Coordinates: 35.084539, -106.650563

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