Fire last night destroyed one of Albuquerque’s best loved medium sized apartment communities- the Castle Apartments. Located between downtown and old town at 1410 Central SW, the 20 unit apartment community caught fire around 8pm and continued to burn in the Wednesday morning.
Built in 1922, the 15,150 square foot apartments featured amazing built-ins and was considered by many of its former residents, some of the nicest apartments in the Duke City.
Located just east of former mayor, Franz Huning’s estate, affectionally known as Huning Castle. The old Huning Castle estate was replaced in the a few years ago with the
As smoke blanketed downtown Albuquerque, News reports last night mistakenly indicated the newwer Huning Castle apartments were on fire, but later corrections indicated that residents from the Huning Castle apartments called in to the fire department about the fire at the Castle apartments.
Fortunatley no lives were lost, and our condolences go out to the families that own this historic gem and the residents who called it home.
Todd Clarke @ August 5, 2009