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Could it be a Beadle?

Postby brugge on Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:20 pm

I have lived for the last four years in a MCM house in Albuquerque, NM, that was built in the very early 60's. My elderly neighbors have mentioned on a couple of occasions that the architect who designed it was named Beadle--never sure of the spelling, however. It's a bi-level built into a hill, has terrazzo floors downstairs, a separate carport, also banked into a hill, steel beams used to hold up the second floor, etc.

I would love to know more about this house. Does anyone have record of Al Beadle building in Albuquerque?

Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.

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Re: Could it be a Beadle?

Postby PixelPixie on Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:38 pm

Steve, do you have a snapshot? You can use the UPLOAD ATTACHMENT tab at the bottom of your reply to this message if you do.
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Re: Could it be a Beadle?

Postby brugge on Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:23 pm

Wow, what a speedy reply!

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Again, thank you for your time.


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Re: Could it be a Beadle?

Postby matthew on Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:35 pm

That's very handsome. I'd love to see more photos of it. I don't see any details that look particularly Beadlesque in the photos but there are plenty of people on this board more familiar with his work than me. I'm sure one of will offer an opinion but my guess is they will say it's a different Beetle. Maybe some photos of the steel beams? Is the kitchen all white formica?
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Re: Could it be a Beadle?

Postby brugge on Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:03 pm

Yes, it could well be a different architect.

I'm very impressed by this forum, and wish we had something like this in Albuquerque.

Here are a few more photos:
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Here's a view of the upper level and pool, which is "upstairs" because it's at the top of the hill the house is built into.
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About 50 feet from the house is the carport.
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Kitchen.jpg
The kitchen was remodeled before we bought the house, although we added the red glass counters.
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SteelBeamSunroom.jpg
The steel beam that goes all the way to the ceiling supports a 10-inch I-beam, know about this because of a water leak--love old houses!
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Here's the living room, looking out to the sunroom--once a porch. We added the opening in the red wall, originally mahogany paneling.
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Again, my warmest regards to all who have taken a wee bit of time to give me opinions.

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Re: Could it be a Beadle?

Postby BeadleDaughter4 on Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:33 am

Sorry to inform you that my father, Al Beadle never did a house in New Mexico.
Nice house, but not a Beadle.
Who am I?
I am his daughter and I did check with my mother, Al's wife of 50 years, sorry no houses were built there.
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Re: Could it be a Beadle?

Postby matthew on Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:13 pm

And there you go.
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Re: Could it be a Beadle?

Postby MrX on Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:50 am

I still would like to see the commercial building he did in Albuquerque. I looked for it one day, but I was merely analyzing lines in buildings to find distinctive Beadle features since I had no address. Maybe I saw it, maybe I didn't. Hunting for architectural fingerprints is an interesting exercise in geometry.
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Re: Could it be a Beadle?

Postby brugge on Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:11 pm

If anyone has an address of this building, I'd be delighted to take photos and post them.

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Re: Could it be a Beadle?

Postby BeadleDaughter4 on Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:18 pm

Stay tuned for the address will be posted as soon as I can find it......
As long as you all make good on the promise to post some photos of it.
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Re: Could it be a Beadle?

Postby brugge on Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:57 pm

As a gentleman and great fan of MCM, it would be my pleasure to take photos of your father's Albuquerque building.
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