By Edith Cherry and James See – July 27, 2020
Address: 619 Copper Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Access: 505 247-4271 | Website
The tower of the Immaculate Conception Church is an orienting landmark in Downtown Albuquerque. The symmetrical entry façade is carved with religious symbols. One enters through imposing aluminum doors. The majority of the exterior of the structure is a light tan brick. Important features, such as the tower, the entry façade, and the stained glass window frames are a light-colored cast stone. The south-facing stained glass windows are topped with folded plates that continue into the interior of the sanctuary as the vaulted ceiling.
The predominately blue stained glass windows and the altarpiece of gilded and colored mosaic tiles are the predominant features of the interior. The main aisle is in line with the altarpiece. The interior columns, set free of the exterior walls, are also a gold color. Another block of pews is positioned to the north of the main, symmetrical seating. The ceiling is faceted into vaults aligned with the tops of the stained glass windows.
Architect: Edward J. Schulte, Architect
Contractor: seeking info*
ICC Albuquerque history of the parish
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