New Mexico: Seen Meem?

John Gaw Meem was an engineer with tuberculosis, so he came west to dry out. Before long he was out of the sanatorium, studying architecture, designing landmarks and emerging as a pioneer practitioner of New Mexico Pueblo Revival style. People think Santa Fe has most of the state's most striking buildings, but take note: In the 1930s, Meem designed the buildings now known as Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, and yes, you can stay there. It's in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, a ritzy old neighborhood near the Rio Grande. Photo taken on an overnight visit in 2001. Read more: On the path to the perfect storm
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