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1909 Bellamah Ave. NW

Albuquerque, NM 87104

(505) 563-4473

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1903 AMERICAN LUMBER COMPANY

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The logging industry in New Mexico booms, and the American Lumber Co. establishes operations in Albuquerque. The company built a 110-acre complex in the Sawmill District to produce milled lumber, doors, and shingles. The company grew to become the largest manufacturing company in the Southwest by 1908 and employed over 1,000 men in Albuquerque (even more than the railroad!). The lumber complex had its own fire department and medical staff, and what created a dedicated rail spur for the company

AMERICAN LUMBER COMPANY 1903

1958 PAXTON LUMBER CO.

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PAXTON LUMBER COMPANY 1958

The Frank Paxton Lumber Co. opened its new showroom and warehouse on Bellamah Ave. in Albuquerque on October 13, 1958.  The family-owned business was the “Home of Beautiful Woods” and produced wood paneling and other hardwood products. The new location,  designed by Lawrence A. Garcia, architect and built by the J. Porter Construction Co., housed offices and warehouse within 25,000 square feet and cost $200,000 to build.

2019 SAWMILL MARKET RESTORATION

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SAWMILL MARKET RESTORATION 2019
SAWMILL MARKET RESTORATION 2019
SAWMILL MARKET RESTORATION 2019

The historic lumberyard building transformed into a 34,000-square-foot food hall, outdoor gathering place, and community gathering hall for Albuquerque, showcasing the beauty of New Mexico through food, diversity, and art. The industrial-yet-modern design incorporates regional elements with a nod to the historical roots of the area. The floor-to-ceiling steel frame windows highlight the open and airy space filled with natural light. Garage doors leading to the patio and plentiful outdoor space set in an atmosphere for enjoying New Mexico weather. Piñon wood-burning fireplaces and fire pits create a warm and comforting ambiance in the cooler months.

SAWMILL MARKET TODAY

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SAWMILL MARKET 2022 MERCANTILE CAFE
SAWMILL MARKET 2022
SAWMILL MARKET 2022 KULATRO

The Sawmill Market concept for an urban market is in the historic lumber warehouse in the Sawmill District. The Market is the cornerstone of the Sawmill District Development project, which aims to revive the sawmill neighborhood to the vibrancy in this space in the early 20th century.

Sawmill market houses 27 individual local merchants including a brewpub, a cocktail and wine bar, and a mercantile. At the center is THE YARD, an outdoor dining + play space.