The Alvarado Hotel
Albuquerque, New Mexico
by Michael Boss
Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Giclée Print
Giclée print on Hahnemühle German Etching Paper 310 GSM|
Image size: 11" x 15"
Edition Size: 50
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Santa Fe's Baldwin-built No. 0126, pulling a
passenger consist, glides into the south end of the Alvarado Hotel complex in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Founded
in 1706, Albuquerque was a Spanish Colonial outpost. Through the decades, Albuquerque became a trading center
and was even occupied for two months by the Confederacy during the Civil War.
By 1880, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad reached Albuquerque. In 1902, architect Charles Whittlesey
designed the Alvarado Hotel complex. Sadly, the hotel was demolished in 1970. Fortunately, 2002 saw construction
of a similar replacement complex named the Alvarado Transportation Center.
1925 is the setting for the painting. In 1926, Albuquerque saw the arrival of another American icon: the legendary