at & sf railroad
V.19 No.46 | 11/18/2010
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com
A Dose of History
Boutique lodging is the cure for an ailing hospital
By Jessica Cassyle Carr
On Sept. 5, 1926, Albuquerque began weeklong festivities to mark the opening of the Santa Fe Hospital. Built in the Italianate architecture style, the facility was designated to treat employees of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway company. In the '40s the name was changed to the AT & SF Hospital and later, in the '80s, was purchased by a group of psychiatrists who named it Memorial Hospital. This week sees another grand opening for the building at Central Avenue and I-25. It's come back to life as the Hotel Parq Central.
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