Acoma Curio Shop

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Acoma Curio Shop
Acoma Curio Shop in San Fidel, New Mexico
Acoma Curio Shop is located in New Mexico
Acoma Curio Shop
Acoma Curio Shop is located in the United States
Acoma Curio Shop
Location1090 NM 124, San Fidel, New Mexico
Coordinates35°5′2″N 107°35′50″W / 35.08389°N 107.59722°W / 35.08389; -107.59722Coordinates: 35°5′2″N 107°35′50″W / 35.08389°N 107.59722°W / 35.08389; -107.59722
Arealess than one acre
Built1937 (1937)
MPSRoute 66 through New Mexico MPS
NRHP reference No.09000817[1]
NMSRCP No.1934
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 7, 2009
Designated NMSRCPDecember 12, 2008

The Acoma Curio Shop is a former souvenir shop located on historic U.S. Route 66 in San Fidel, New Mexico. The store was built in 1916 by Abdoo Fidel, a Lebanese immigrant, and was originally a general store. In 1937, Fidel began to sell Native American curios to tourists passing through San Fidel on Route 66. Fidel's shop only sold curios crafted at the Acoma Pueblo, separating him from most souvenir shops at the time, which generally sold replica souvenirs or curios made by multiple tribes.[2] In 1941, Fidel closed the curio shop and began selling general goods again. The building now houses an art gallery called Gallery 66.[3]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 7, 2009.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "New Mexico curio shop listed in National Register". Indian Country Today Media Network. November 10, 2009. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  3. ^ Boyett, Roseanne (October 29, 2009). "Acoma Curio Shop". Cibola Beacon. Retrieved August 11, 2013.