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V.19 No.46 | 11/18/2010
The exterior of the Hotel Parq Central remains true to its original Italianate architecture. Tile work near the windows was re-created in the interior.
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Photo Essay

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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