- Coronado School (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Location: 601 4th St. SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico Area: 2 acres Built: 1937 Architect: Louis Hesselden Architectural style: Territorial Governing body: Albuquerque Public Schools NRHP Reference#: 96001383 Added to NRHP: November 22, 1996
Coronado School is a historic elementary school in the Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Built in 1936–37 as a Public Works Administration project, it is the city's third-oldest operating elementary school. Coronado School was added to the New Mexico State Register of Cultural Properties and the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.
The school was built by the PWA at a cost of $125,000 and opened in 1937. It was designed by Louis G. Hesselden, who was the architect for Albuquerque Public Schools at the time. Coronado operated as an elementary school until 1975, when it was converted to administrative use.
In 2006, with Downtown Albuquerque experiencing a resurgence and existing inner-city schools becoming crowded, APS began exploring the possibility of reopening Coronado. After securing funding for this purpose, the district embarked on an $8.3 million project to return the school to service. This included restoring the main building to its original appearance and making it ADA-compliant, as well as adding a new gym, cafeteria, library, media center, and playground. Coronado Elementary officially reopened for the 2009–10 school year on August 24, 2009.
- ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreg/docs/All_Data.html.
- ^ Schoellkopf, Andrea (April 24, 2007). "Old and New - Coronado Elementary Could Help Ease Crowding". Albuquerque Journal (NM).
- ^ a b Schoellkopf, Andrea (September 1, 2006). "APS Considers Reopening Coronado". Albuquerque Journal (NM): p. A1.
- ^ "Properties by County". New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. http://www.nmhistoricpreservation.org/documents/PropertiesByCounty.pdf. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
- ^ a b Schoellkopf, Andrea (June 9, 2009). "Hallowed halls". Albuquerque Journal (NM): p. B1.
- ^ "Coronado Elementary School". Cherry/See/Reames Architects. http://cherryseereames.com/projects/educational/campus_planning/coronado.php. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
- ^ Schoellkopf, Andrea (July 25, 2009). "Four Schools To Delay Opening". Albuquerque Journal (NM): p. A1.
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