Albuquerque NM 16 June 2019: The old Albuquerque High
Classroom Building, 100 Broadway Boulevard NE, originally called
the Administration Building. Built by New Deal PWA and WPA 1935. Now
houses condominium loft apartments.
Bids Today on High School Building in $500,000 Project,
Albuquerque Journal, 6 March 1936, p.1: "Bids will be opened Friday
afternoon... bye the city board for construction of the high school class
room building, one of three buildings in a $500,000 PWA school building
Approved for High School Class Room Building,
Albuquerque Journal, 15 January 1936, p.2: "Plans and specifications
for the new High School building, containing 19 class rooms and office
space, were approved Tuesday night by the the board of education. The
plans were sent to the Public Works Administration and if approved, bids
will be asked for at once. The building is one of three to be erected
under a grant and loan from the PWA."
Bid Low on School,
Albuquerque Journal, 7 March 1936, p.1: "Lembke Construction Company
of Albuquerque was the lowest of five bidders on the general contract for
the high school class room building ... The building is one of three to be
erected under a half million dollar PWA project."
School Class Room Building Contracts Awarded,
Albuquerque Journal, 17 March 1936, p.9: "The City Board of
Education Monday obtained final PWA approval on bids on the High School
class room building and awarded the contracts. Charles Lembke obtained the
general contract at a price of the $106,350, the lowest of five bidders."
School Gymnasium Plans Are Completed, Albuquerque Journal, 10
June 1936, p.10: "... The 20-classroom building now under way on Broadway is
also a PWA project."
to See New High School Buildings Feb 5, Albuquerque Journal,
18 January 1939, p.2: "The public will be invited to visit the new high
school gymnasium and class room building at an open house the afternoon of
Feb 5, the sity school board announced Tuesday. The two new structures are
now in full use, the cafeteria in the gymnasium building having been put in
operation recently. The two structures were built with assistance of WPA."
- Kathryn A. Flynn, Public Art and Architecture in New Mexico
A guide to the New Deal Legacy, Sunstone Press (2012), p.32.
Albuquerque High School Lofts, New Mexico Architectural Foundation
website, accessed 8 July 2019.