Hotel Franciscan

This is a photo of the Hotel Franciscan by John Collier Jr. taken in 1943 as part of the Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress.
Address: Central Avenue and Sixth Street, northwest corner, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Type: hotel
Original Client: Albuquerque Hotel Company (a community project, begun in 1920, led by the Kiwanis Club and the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce); initially leased to a company headed by M.T. Grier, the hotel’s first manager.
Date: opened to guests on December 8, 1923; formal opening on December 15, 1923
Condition: closed in October, 1970, and demolished in May, June and July, 1972

Document Type: Photograph
Historical Event: Major Transportation Facilities
Sub Event: Route 66
Origin: Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress
Date: February 1, 1943
Author: John Collier Jr.
Permission: Public Domain
Contributor: Tammie Torres
Albuquerque Historical Society

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