Sunday, February 14, 2010

Downtown Alamogordo

Hi, Happy Valentines Day!
It seems forever since I have posted, between work and the weather, I have fallen behind.  I am back, today is a glorious day at 57 degrees and clear outside!  I saw a silly tree in bloom this morning.  So much for the fruit trees.  Downtown is basically deserted on Sundays.  We don't have much of a downtown, only one block of old buildings.  The ones that are there are fascinating are in various states of upkeep and repair.  These three businesses listed on the downtown sign have all been out of business for MANY years. 
This sits atop the building on the Southwest corner of New York and Tenth. 
There are amazing details left, the old Victorian touches...
This is the best landmark downtown.  You can see it in all the old postcards and photographs dating back to the turn of the last century.

This is one we pass by every day and never pay attention.
This building used to be Brunells clothing store.  There is still one in Ruidoso.  The upstairs windows were boarded over in the 1970's but they are still there.  The original tin ceilings with the original tobacco stained colors, the dance floor and stage are still all intact upstairs.  It used to be a gentlemans club in the early 1900's.

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