This ruin in located in the Sandia Mountains. It looks like it could have been a church. I have looked and looked for info on what it was and when it dates back to but I have found nothing … which probably means I am looking in the wrong place.

Today is Albuquerque Daily Photos 3rd Anniversary. It certainly does not feel like it has been 3 years. Here’s to another 3 …. or more.


  1. Richard says:

    Congratulations on your third anniversary!

    Interesting ruin… is it on public land? Maybe somebody at the UNM library can point you in the right direction?

  2. Gerald says:

    well done on making three years – I missed celebrating my third anniv as I was offline moving house at the time – although another blogger was keeping the daily posting going.

  3. Lisa T says:

    If I’m not mistaken, that’s one of several stone cabins built in the northwest corner of the Sandias by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) during the Depression. (I think there may have been some kind of mining operation there, or…?) The other stone cabins are in better shape than this one. There’s one at La Cueva Picnic Ground (cleverly hidden, you have to know where to look for it), and another is at Juan Tabo Picnic Ground — both of which are off Forest Road 333 (which is where this one is). The Kiwanis Cabin is another stone cabin — same vintage, but I’m not positive it was built by the CCC — up at the crest.

    Congrats on three years of posts! It’s a lot of work — and I’m always happy to see your photos.

  4. Helen says:

    Gerald, Thanks! Hope your move went smoothly.

    Lisa T, Thanks for that info. I love these old stone “ruins” … and I have always wondered the history behind them.

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