Wednesday, March 09, 2005

The Life And Death Of The Zia Motor Lodge In Pictures

HILAND DISTRICT--This is a story of a building. It was erected about 1938, right after Route 66 was realigned to come straight through Tijeras Canyon rather than detour up through Santa Fe. The smallish Zia symbol fit in nicely with the understated, yet regionally appropriate architecture. There are open carports next to each unit. Also notice the green fields in the background. It must have been a wet year! Above all, the Zia Lodge looked well kept. The year of this postcard was probably 1940.

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