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Quickel Auto & Supply Co.
Albuquerque, New Mexico


Description: Quickel Auto & Supply Co.
Other Names: Ford Agency Building (and other businesses)
Address: corner Sixth Street and Central Avenue, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Type: commercial: automobile and tractor sales and service
Original Client: Cortez S. Quickel, a dealer in Ford and Lincoln motor cars and Fordson tractors
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1924
Condition: extant; in use as law offices

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: red brick
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions: a third story added, 1983

Present Owner: Quickel Parners, Ltd.
Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography: Bart Ripp, The Quickel Building: transformed, but never at a loss for character, Albuquerque Tribune, February 27, 1985, page B1, history of the building; illustration of present building and ca. 1936

Remarks: A letter concerning the building, C. S. Quickel to Trost & Trost, May 20, 1924, is in the El Paso Public Library. The building replaced a one story Quickel building on the same site.

Prepared for the El Paso Public Library by Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990.