The fire station is an outlier in the industrial landscape that characterizes the AT&SF Locomotive Shops. Its irregular facing of red sandstone, crenellated parapet, and a battered tower with its hipped red-tile roof mediate the California Mission and Pueblo styles and clearly associated the station architecturally with the AT&SF Depot and Alvarado Hotel to its immediate north, rather than with the locomotive buildings it served to the south.
After the City of Albuquerque purchased the AT&SF Locomotive Shops complex in 2007, it contracted Los Angeles-based Eric Owen Moss Architects and the developer Samitaur Constructs in 2012 to redevelop the site. The fire station is currently closed to the public, but is slated to become accessible as redevelopment continues.
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