Maisel's Indian Trading Post

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Maisel's Indian Trading Post
Maisel's Indian Trading Post, Albuquerque NM.jpg
Maisel's Indian Trading Post in Albuquerque
Maisel's Indian Trading Post is located in New Mexico
Maisel's Indian Trading Post
Maisel's Indian Trading Post
Maisel's Indian Trading Post is located in the US
Maisel's Indian Trading Post
Maisel's Indian Trading Post
Location 510 Central Ave., SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Coordinates 35°5′4″N 106°39′10″W / 35.08444°N 106.65278°W / 35.08444; -106.65278Coordinates: 35°5′4″N 106°39′10″W / 35.08444°N 106.65278°W / 35.08444; -106.65278
Built 1939
Architect John Gaw Meem
Architectural style Pueblo Revival
NRHP Reference # 93001215 [1]
Added to NRHP November 22, 1993

Maisel's Indian Trading Post is located in the city of Albuquerque, county of Bernalillo, in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places listings in Bernalillo County, New Mexico in 1993.[2]

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Established by Morris and Syma Maisel in 1939 to cater to the new U.S. Route 66 tourist trade, this Pueblo Revival building was designed by architect John Gaw Meem. The building features murals designed by Olive Rush. Various murals depicting Indian life were painted by ten Pueblo and Navajo artists[3] such as Narcisco Abeyta, Harrison Begay, and Awa Tsireh[4] The trading post employed hundreds of native craftspeople in its heyday. It closed upon its founder's death, only to be reopened in the 1980s[5] by Morris' grandson, Skip. It continues to trade as Skip Maisel's Indian Jewelry and Crafts.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Maisel's Indian Trading Post". National Park Service. Retrieved 2011-09-27. 
  3. ^ Sandweiss, Naomi; Pugach, Noel (2011). Jewish Albuquerque: 1860–1960. Arcadia Publishing. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-7385-7977-1. 
  4. ^ Lester, Patrick D., The Biographical Directory of Native American Painters, SIR Publications, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 9780806199369, First edition, 1995
  5. ^ "Maisel's Indian Trading Post-Route 66: A Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary". Nps.gov. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 

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