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Traingle Park Substation - Albuquerque, NM
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
N 35° 04.859 W 106° 36.742
13S E 353007 N 3883212
Quick Description: The historic Valentine’s Diner at Triangle Park (next to the Girard Gateway) was renovated for use as a police substation for the Nob Hill area.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 3/1/2010 11:04:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM8AJX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member TravisGood
Views: 12

Long Description:
The ABQstyle website at (visit link) tells us:

"One of the most endearing remnants of old Route 66 roadside architecture is the diner. They are the precursors of modern fast food establishments. A true "diner" is a prefabricated structure built at an assembly site and transported to a permanent location for installation to serve prepared food. Webster's Dictionary defines a diner as "a restaurant in the shape of a railroad car." The word "diner" is a derivative of "dining car" and diner designs reflected the styling that manufacturers borrowed from railroad dining cars. A diner is usually outfitted with a counter, stools and a food preparation or service area along the back wall. Decommissioned railroad passenger cars and trolleys were often converted into diners by those who could not afford to purchase a new diner.

Albuquerque contains many examples of diners that were in business during the heyday of the old Route 66. One of the finest examples of post-Depression era diners is the Valentine Diner in Nob Hill.The historic Valentine’s Diner at Triangle Park (next to the Girard Gateway) was renovated for use as a police substation for the Nob Hill area. It is a beautifully restored building that perfectly encapsulates the Route 66 roadside culture that permeates Central Avenue. There are other examples of Valentine Diners that can be found in Sedillo and Socorro, but I've yet to see any other renovated so beautifully as the Nob Hill model."
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