Saturday, December 17, 2016

Explaining Things To Idiots

From bad to worse:
MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—Many Americans are tired of explaining things to idiots, particularly when the things in question are so painfully obvious, a new poll indicates.

According to the poll, conducted by the University of Minnesota’s Opinion Research Institute, while millions have been vexed for some time by their failure to explain incredibly basic information to dolts, that frustration has now reached a breaking point.

Ear Worm

Mid-December California Rain Status

Better. California is doing pretty good west of 120 degrees longitude (the longitude of the CA-NV border). Sacramento is about 200% of average. Still, even Southern California improved. Still worried about Southern California and the southern Sierra. Maybe January will bring rains there.

Middle-Aged Women Posing Next To Christmas Trees in the 1950s-60s

Great pix!

Snapped By Google

Last July, I was out driving around and passed the Google car, out snapping pictures. Sure enough, here's their image of my car, at the intersection of Alta Arden and Bell, in Sacramento, CA.

Catalog Of Albuquerque Glass Block Windows

I feel the need to have a catalog of Albuquerque buildings with Glass Block Windows, since there might be a couple of thousand of such buildings in the city, with some hiding in every neighborhood.

So, here I start, trying to catalog every such building in the entire city. Other people may be interested too. It's a daunting job, but someone needs to do it (and it wouldn't surprise me if the folks at Albuquerque's "Q" Studios already have such a list, but keep it private for their own use.

The buildings on this list either have Glass Block Windows, or (as noted) a strong Streamline Moderne style. "Breaking Bad" buildings are listed first, then "Better Call Saul", then buildings along major thoroughfares. They are listed in a *CSV format, and can be easily imported in an Excel spreadsheet.

So far to go! A journey starts with a single step!

Update: March 2, 2017.

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Glass Block Windows,,,,,Last Update:,2-Mar-17,,,,
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Breaking Bad Filming Locations,,,,,,,,,,
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Mister Car Wash (formerly,Eubank and Menaul NE,,,,,,,,,
Octopus Car Wash),9516 Snow Heights Cir. NE,,,,,,,,,
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Downtown Java Joe's Caf‚,906 Park Ave SW,,,,,,,,,
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Mountain View Community Ctr.,"201 Prosperity Avenue, SE",,,,,,,,,
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Gonzalez Mechanical,2241 Phoenix NE,,,,,,,,,
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On The Spot Vacuum Sales and,2714 Fourth St. NW,,,,,,,,,
Service,,,,,,,,,,
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RAKS Building Supply Store,"108 Carson Dr. SE, Los Lunas",,,,,,,,,
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Better Call Saul Filming Locations,,,,,,,,,,
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Acropolis Parking Garage, 201 3rd St. NW,,,,,,,,,
Albuquerque Plaza 500,,,,,,,,,,
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Immediate vicinity of Lindy's,"Fifth and Central, SW",,,,,,,,,
Restaurant,,,,,,,,,,
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Hotel Blue,717 Central Ave. NW,,,,,,,,,
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U.S. Eagle Federal Credit Union,616 Gold Ave. SW,,,,,,,,,
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El Moreno Restaurant,2511 Isleta Blvd. SW,,,,,,,,,
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Realty One of New Mexico ,6311 Monta¤o Rd NW,,,,,,,,,
(formerly DiNicola Insurance,,,,,,,,,,
Agency),,,,,,,,,,
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Rio Bravo Veterinary Hospital,240 Rio Bravo Blvd. SE,,,,,,,,,
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By Street Corridor,,,,,,,,,,
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Fourth Street,,,,,,,,,,
residence?,1211 4th St. SW,,,,,"Streamline Moderne style, w. oculus",,,,
Market & Old Firehouse,corners of 4th & Pacific,,,,,Streamline Moderne style,,,,
Empty business,929 4th St. SW,,,,,"Streamline Moderne style, w. octagon",,,,
"Church-related, or residence?",906 4th St. SW,,,,,,,,,
Copper Parking Garage office,SW corner of 4th & Copper,,,,,,,,,
Sunwest Silver,SE Corner of 4th & Lomas,,,,,,,,,
apartments?,1420 4th St. NW,,,,,,,,,
,About 1801 4th St. NW,,,,,,,,,
Downtown Liquor & Food Mart,Fourth St. & Haines,,,,,,,,,
Performance/Revive Nutrition,1903-1907 4th St. NW,,,,,,,,,
Mary & Tito's Caf‚?,2711 4th St. NW,,,,,,,,,
On The Spot Vacuum Sales and,2714 Fourth St. NW,,,,,,,,,
Service,,,,,,,,,,
,4019 4th St. NW,,,,,,,,,
Sedillo Professional Offices,4916 4th St. NW,,,,,,,,,
National Insurance Offices,4924 4th St. NW,,,,,,,,,
Marlo's Pizza,About 5700 4th St.,,,,,,,,,
Canvas Coffee,6700 4th St. NW,,,,,,,,,
El Camino Motor Hotel and Dining Area,,,,,,,,,,
Desert Grow Kitchen?,About 7320 4th St. NW,,,,,,,,,
Miller's Feed & Supply,About 8746 4th St. NW,,,,,,,,,
Residence,About 10016 4th St. NW,,,,,,,,,
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Second Street,,,,,,,,,,
Residence,7818 2nd St. NW,,,,,,,,,
North Valley Library,7702 2nd St. NW,,,,,,,,,
Roadway,6164 2nd St. NW,,,,,,,,,
Osuna Pawn,,,,,,,,,,
Church?,5636 2nd St. NW,,,,,,,,,
Clyde's Transmission,,,,,,,,,,
,1900 2nd St. NW,,,,,,,,,
,2nd & Roma NW,,,,,,,,,
BPL Plasma,About 701 2nd St. SW,,,,,,,,,
El Modelo Mexican Foods,1715 Second St. SW,,,,,,,,,
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Lomas Blvd.,,,,,,,,,,
"Keith R. Romero, Attorney at Law",17th & Lomas NW,,,,,,,,,
Gertrude Zachary Jewelry,1501 Lomas Blvd. NW,,,,,,,,,
2 Residences,On 15th just north of Lomas,,,,,,,,,
Residence,14th & Lomas NW,,,,,,,,,
Aloha Wellness,1301 Lomas Blvd. NW,,,,,,,,,
Sunwest Silver,4th & Lomas NW,,,,,,,,,
Speech & Hearing Sciences,1700 Lomas Blvd. NE,,,,,,,,,
Jubilation Spirits,Monte Vista & Lomas Blvd. NE,,,,,,,,,
Residence,Aliso & Lomas Blvd. NE,,,,,,,,,
Building,Madeira & Lomas Blvd. NE,,,,,,,,,
Made to Order?,6217 Lomas Blvd. NE,,,,,,,,,
Possibly Holiday Bowl?,,,,,,,,,,
Our Lady of the Assumption Church,Tennessee & Lomas Blvd. NE,,,,,,,,,
Garcia Subaru,,,,,,,,,,
Possibly Post Office,About 13136 Lomas Blvd. NE,,,,,,,,,
(just a bit farther on Lomas),,,,,,,,,,
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Menaul Blvd.,,,,,,,,,,
Beads & Jewelry,4001 Menaul Blvd. NE,,,,,,,,,
Bilagaanas Indian Jewlery,About 4313 Menaul Blvd. NE,,,,,,,,,
Seductions,5205 Menaul Blvd. NE,,,,,,,,,
"Daskalos Shopping Center, on Menaul Blvd. near San Mateo Blvd NE.",,,,,,,,,,
Envoy Mortgage,7802 Menaul Blvd. NE,,,,,,,,,
Anthony's Hairstyling,12306 Menaul Blvd. NE,,,,,,,,,
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Other,,,,,,,,,,
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Byzantine Catholic Church,,,,,,,,,,
Gecko's,Academy near Seagull,,,,,Streamline Moderne style,,,,
Residence,Alcalde & Escalante,,,,,Streamline Moderne style,,,,
Annapurna Chai House,Yale & Silver SE,3,11,,Abiquiu,Windows not very clear,,,,
Sports & Wellness,7120 Wyoming Blvd. NE,,,,,,,,,
Rio Bravo Veterinary Hospital,240 Rio Bravo Blvd. SE,,,,,,,,,
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Lead Ave.,,,,,,,,,,
Salazar Mortuary,Third & Lead Ave. SW,,,,,,,,,
Q-Staff Theatre,Broadway & Lead Ave. SE,,,,,,,,,
Residence,University & Lead Ave. SE,,,,,,,,,
Residence,Wellesley & Lead Ave. SE,,,,,,,,,
Residence,Tulane & Lead Ave. SE,,,,,GBW in property wall,,,,
Gallery?,4206 Lead Ave. SE,,,,,,,,,
Langford Sports & Physical Therapy,Washington & Lead Ave. SE,,,,,4400 Lead Ave. SE/ next door Aztec Animal Clinic,,,,
Jim's Automotive?,4401 Lead Ave. SE,,,,,,,,,
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Zuni Rd.,,,,,,,,,,
Church?,509 Cardenas Dr. SE,,,,,,,,,
Hoi Phuoc Buddhist Temple,8620 Zuni Rd. SE,,,,,,,,,
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Coal Ave.,,,,,,,,,,
(Kelvinator House),324 Hermosa Dr. SE,,,,,Hermosa & Coal Ave. SE,,,,
Residence,3529 Coal Ave. SE,,,,,,,,,
Residence,Wellesley & Coal Ave. SE,,,,,Streamline Moderne style,,,,
Residence,3172 Coal Ave. SE,,,,,,,,,
Residence,1534 Coal Ave. SE,,,,,,,,,
Heart' stepped building,Coal & I-25,,,,,,,,,
SE & NW corners,Coal & 2nd St.,,,,,,,,,
Residence,1206 Coal Ave. SW,,,,,,,,,
TV Station,1410 Coal Ave. SW,,,,,,,,,
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Central Ave.,,,,,,,,,,
Apartments,6116 Central Ave. SW,,,,,,,,,
Kim's Chop Shop,,,,,,,,,,
Auto Insurance,4726 Central Ave. SW,,,,,,,,,
Chez Salon,4700 Central Ave. SW,,,,,Streamline Moderne style,,,,
Dee's Hair Design,4505 Central Ave. NW,,,,,,,,,
Abandoned motel,New York & Central Ave. SW,,,,,,,,,
,4210 Central Ave. SW?,,,,,,,,,
Aveda,1816 Central Ave. SW,,,,,Streamline Moderne style,,,,
Garcia's,,,,,,Windows not shown on BrBa!,,,,
,1720 Central Ave. SW,,,,,,,,,
Residence,1615 Central Ave. NW,,,,,,,,,
Genesis Investment Realty,1122 Central Ave. SW,,,,,,,,,
Por Vida Tattoo,1014 Central Ave. SW,,,,,,,,,
Tuco's,,,,,,,,,,
(Since destroyed building near Washington Park),,,,,,,,,,
State Beauty Supply/ Off Center Gallery,Park Ave. near Central Ave. SW,,,,,,,,,
Hotel Blue,717 Central Ave. NW,,,,,,,,
Lindy's Diner,,,,,,,,,,
Kimo Theater,,,,,,,,,,
The Alibi,415 Central Ave. NW,,,,,,,,,
Posh Nightclub,4th & Central Ave. NW,,,,,,,,,
,202 Central Ave. SE,,,,,,,,,
,300 block of Central,,,,,Streamline Moderne style,,,,
Standard Diner,,,,,,Streamline Moderne style,,,,
,About 710 Central Ave. SE,,,,,,,,,
Barber Shop,About 718 Central Ave. SE,,,,,Streamline Moderne style,,,,
Route 66 Diner,1405 Central Ave. NE,,,,,,,,,
The Copper Lounge,,,,,,,,,,
Old Vortex Theater site,Terrace & Central Ave. SE,,,,,,,,,
Brasserie La Provence restaurant,About 2901 Central Ave. NE?,,,,,,,,,
SkyBar,About 3101 Central Ave. NE,,,,,,,,,
Astro Zombies Comics,,,,,,,,,,
Larry's Hats,,,,,,,,,,
Kelly's Brew Pub,,,,,,Streamline Moderne style,,,,
SMP Architects,Near Amherst & Silver Ave. SE,,,,,,,,,
Nob Hill Business Center Blue Tower,,,,,,Streamline Moderne style,,,,
Fan Tang,NW Corner of Carlisle & Central Ave. NW,,,,,,,,,
Nob Hill Court,3712 Central Ave. SE,,,,,,,,,
Space-Port Pros,3901 Central Ave. NE,,,,,,,,,
Absolutely Neon Inc.,,,,,,,,,,
Cowboys & Indians Antiques,Morningside & Central SE,,,,,,,,,
"Barrymore's Antiques, on Morningside SE",,,,,,,,,,
Gioco Pizza,,,,,,,,,,
Antique Specialty Mall,,,,,,,,,,
Silver Crossing,Alcazar & Central Ave. NE,,,,,,,,,
Pussycat Video,7901 Central Ave. NE,,,,,,,,,
Alcoholics Anonymous,8011 Central Ave. NE,,,,,,,,,
Faith Bible Church,9600 Central Ave. NE,,,,,,,,,
Utility Shack?,11094 Central Ave. NE,,,,,,,,,
Building?,About 11825 Central Ave. SE,,,,,,,,,
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Monta¤o Rd./ Montgomery Blvd.,,,,,,,,,,
Kim and Jimmy's new office,6311 Monta¤o Rd NW,,,,,,,,,
, (formerly DiNicola Insurance ,,,,,,,,,
," Agency, currently Realty One)",,,,,,,,,
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Law Offices of Lawrence Zamzock,6001 Whiteman Dr NW,,,,,,,,,
Residence,About 6172 Nassif Ct.,,,,,,,,,
Residence,SW Corner of Taylor Ranch Rd. & Monta¤o Rd.,,,,,,,,,
Residences,Possibly Poblanos Ct. & Monta¤o Rd.,,,,,,,,,
Possibly Shepherd of the Valley Preschool,1801 Monta¤o Rd NW,,,,,,,,,
Possibly Garage,744 Monta¤o Rd NW,,,,,,,,,
Residence,5516 Villa Canela Ct.,,,,,,,,,
Dollar General,201 Monta¤o Rd NW,,,,,,,,,
Apodaca Insurance Agency,152 Monta¤o Rd NW,,,,,,,,,
Possibly The Children's Center,4057 Montgomery Blvd. NE,,,,,,,,,
Possibly LePeep Restaurant,Approx. 11025 Montgomery Blvd. NE,,,,,,,,,
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Juan Tabo Blvd.,,,,,,,,,,
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Townhouses,Entire 5100 block (east side) of Juan Tabo Blvd. NE,,,,,,,,,
Nusenda Credit Union,Approx. 2801 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE,,,,,,,,,
Computer Discounters,1701 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE,,,,,,,,,
Executive Cleaners,"Juan Tabo, just south of Constitution",,,,,,,,,
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Wyoming Blvd.,,,,,,,,,,
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MVD Express,8001 Wyoming Blvd. NE,,,,,,,,,
2 Houses,7001 Signal Ave. NE,,,,,,,,,
House,Around 9043 Wyoming Blvd. NE,,,,,,,,,
Another house,Around 9200 Wyoming Blvd. NE,,,,,,,,,
House,Short distance south of Florence on Wyoming,,,,,,,,,
House,Between Florence & Beverly Hills on Wyoming,,,,,,,,,
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"Residential, off main drags",,,,,,,,,,
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"Kelvinator House (Raabe House), 324 Hermosa Dr. SE",,,,,,,,,,
"Embedded in a wall surrounding a property, Nob Hill",,,,,,,,,,
Home in the Sandia foothills,Adelita & Indian School Rd. NE,,,,,,,,,
Ventana Canyon Apartments,10300 Golf Course Rd NW,,,,,,,,,
,10827 Argonite Drive Northwest,,,,,,,,,
"""Sandia Mountain Suite""",,,,,,,,,,
,6745 Conrad Ave,,,,,,,,,
,822 Southeast Cir NW,,,,,,,,,
,4109 Whistler Ave NW,,,,,,,,,
,1228 Mary Ellen St. NE,,,,,,,,,
,10815 Dandas Drive NW,,,,,,,,,
,10827 Chicobush Drive NW,,,,,,,,,
,9980 Buckeye Street NW,,,,,,,,,
,11008 CASCADA AZUL Place NW,,,,,,,,,
,516 Phoenix Ave. NE,,,,,,,,,
,4124 Rancho Gusto NW,,,,,,,,,
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,6725 Seville Pl. NW,,,,,,,,,
,6720 Seville Pl. NW,,,,,,,,,
,6720 Mariposa Pl. NW,,,,,,,,,
,About 6711 Mariposa Pl. NW,,,,,,,,,
,6108 Agate Ave. NW,,,,,,,,,
,6213 Agate Ave. NW,,,,,,,,,
,"(This entire neighborhood, really)",,,,,,,,,
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,6130 Whiteman Dr. NW,,,,,,,,,

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Pictures (updated March 2, 2017)

Posh Night Club, 405 Central Ave. NW.


Frances Parrish Library, 1025 Broadway Blvd. SE.


Frances Parrish Library, 1025 Broadway Blvd. SE.


Glass Block Window in the alley between 2nd & 3rd Streets, just north of Central Ave. Acropolis Parking Garage, Albuquerque Plaza 500, 201 3rd St. NW.


Stairwell at Acropolis Parking Garage, Albuquerque Plaza 500, 201 3rd St. NW.


Stairwell at Acropolis Parking Garage, Albuquerque Plaza 500, 201 3rd St. NW.


Stairwell at Acropolis Parking Garage, Albuquerque Plaza 500, 201 3rd St. NW.


UNM Downtown Studio, Fifth and Copper Parking Garage.


El Modelo Mexican Foods, 1715 Second St. SW.


Just north of Hotel Albuquerque, at 820 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, is National Auto Parts.


Rio Bravo Veterinary Hospital, 240 Rio Bravo Blvd. SE.

The Veterinarians and staff here were so welcoming and helpful!


Glass Block Windows in the lobby at Rio Bravo Veterinary Hospital, 240 Rio Bravo Blvd. SE.


El Moreno Restaurant, 2511 Isleta Blvd. SW.


On The Spot Vacuum Sales and Service, 2714 Fourth St. NW.


Sunport Car Rental Center, 3400 University Blvd. SE.

Formerly DiNicola Insurance Agency, currently Realty One of New Mexico, 6311 Montaño Rd. NW.


Formerly DiNicola Insurance Agency, currently Realty One of New Mexico, 6311 Montaño Rd. NW.


Formerly DiNicola Insurance Agency, currently Realty One of New Mexico, 6311 Montaño Rd. NW.


Formerly DiNicola Insurance Agency, currently Realty One of New Mexico, 6311 Montaño Rd. NW.


Barrymore's Antiques, on Morningside SE.


Barrymore's Antiques, on Morningside SE.


Barrymore's Antiques, on Morningside SE.

Other Examples of Glass Block Windows in Albuquerque's Nob Hill Neighborhood

The fairly-recently-built former Brasserie La Provence restaurant, soon to reopen, features self-conscious International Style Art Deco storefront.


Brasserie La Provence glass block wall.


Nob Hill Business Center Blue Tower.


Larry's Hats.


Astro Zombies Comics.


Off Center Gallery.





Absolutely Neon.


Space-Port Pros.


Hotel Blue Lobby, 717 Central Ave. NW.


Hotel Blue Lobby, 717 Central Ave. NW.


Lobby of Hotel Blue, at night, 717 Central Ave. NW.


Lobby of Hotel Blue, at night, 717 Central Ave. NW.


Lobby of Hotel Blue, at night, 717 Central Ave. NW.


Lobby of Hotel Blue, at night, 717 Central Ave. NW.


Sunwest Silver.


The alley behind Jimmy John's Pizza, at night.


Glass block window on the side of Eagle U.S. Federal Credit Union, 616 Gold Ave. SW.


Seductions, 5205 Menaul Blvd. NE (at San Mateo Blvd.)


Old Vortex Theater Site, near UNM.


Embedded in a wall surrounding a property, Nob Hill.


Our Lady of Perpetual Help Byzantine Catholic Church.


Our Lady of Perpetual Help Byzantine Catholic Church.


Envoy Mortgage, 7802 Menaul Blvd. NE.


Home in the Sandia foothills (Adelita & Indian School Rd. NE).


Daskalos Shopping Center, on Menaul Blvd. near San Mateo Blvd NE.


BPL Plasma.


The Glass Block Windows in the Car Wash reception area, Mister Car Wash (formerly Octopus Car Wash), Eubank and Menaul NE, 9516 Snow Heights Cir. NE.


Java Joe's, 906 Park Ave. SW.


Mountain View Community Center, 201 Prosperity Avenue SE. (Photo by Miguel Jaramillo)


Mountain View Community Center, 201 Prosperity Avenue SE. (Photo by Miguel Jaramillo)


Mountain View Community Center, 201 Prosperity Avenue SE. (Photo by Miguel Jaramillo)


RAKS Building Supply store and parking lot, 108 Carson Dr. SE, Los Lunas.


The Albuquerque Alibi, 415 Central Ave. NW.



Anatolia Turkish Mediterranean Grill, 313 Central Ave. NW, # B.


Residence on Broadway Blvd. SE.


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Residence near Isleta Blvd. SW.


Eternal Custom Kitchen & Bath,2335 2nd St. SW.


Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, 1931 2nd St. SW.