St. Anthony's Orphanage, 1500 Indian School Road, Northwest, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, NM
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Northwest, Albuquerque, NM
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS NM-149
Building/structure dates: 1913 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1920 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1931 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1963 demolished
Building/structure dates: 1989 demolished
Significance: The Chapel, the Classroom-Dormitory Building and the Auditorium of St. Anthony's Orphanage stand as rare institutional examples of Mission Style architecture in New Mexico. They constitute a three building historic complex. They are even more significant in terms of their social, humanitarian and educational use. Over 5,000 children were cared for and educated in these buildings. Once one of the most lush and beautiful facilities in Albuquerque, it served as a focus of charitable and humanitarian spirit for over fifty years.
LaDriere, Joseph L.
Sisters Of St. Francis
U.S. Department Of Labor
Albuquerque Job Corps Center
Ruddy, Dick, Photographer
Hicks, Gregory T., Historian
Evenson, Rolf M., Historian
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. Photographic copy of a slide of a postcard (ca 1939). Slide in possession of Mary P. Davis, Preservation Planning, Redevelopment Division, City of Albuquerque, New Mexico. EAST-NORTHEAST VIEW OF ENTRANCE GATE AND THE ORIGINAL ORPHANAGE BUILDING, BETWEEN THE CLASSROOM DORMITORY ADDITION (ON FAR SIDE) AND THE CHAPEL ADDITION (ON THE NEAR SIDE).
2. Photographic copy of original construction drawings, dated 30 September 1930, located at the John Gaw Meem Archive of Southwestern Architecture, Special Collections, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. FIRST FLOOR PLAN.
3. Ibid., SECOND FLOOR PLAN
4. Ibid., ROOF PLAN AND ORNAMENTAL PLASTER DETAILS
5. Ibid., NORTH, EAST, AND SOUTH ELEVATIONS
6. Ibid., WEST ELEVATION AND BUILDING SECTIONS
7. Ibid., CABINET DETAILS
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