1960: The Disappearing Penitentiary, 750 Street Signs and Sammy Mendoza Goes to Paris

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Did you know that, in 1960, the City condemned the historic Nusbaum building on Washington Avenue, tore it down and put up a parking lot?

I'm Art Encinias, born and raised in Santa Fe, and each week I explore my hometown's hidden history on the Santa Fe Hometown Project. Join me on an amazing trip through time and spend one year in the life of one city, the city of Santa Fe, my hometown.