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Charlie's Radiator Service garage, aka Charley's Automotive Service, Grants, NM

Update: Charley's Automotive Service was listed on the New Mexico State Register of Cultural Properties on February 19, 2010.

 

Charlie's Radiator Service garage, aka Charley's Automotive Service, old US Highway 66, Grants, NM.

 

Charley’s Automotive Service is a complex of five pumice block buildings, representing the commercial ambitions and domestic life of Charley Diaz, a Grants-U.S. Highway 66 entrepreneur.

 

Constructed soon after the realignment of U.S. Highway 66 and near a booming vegetable packing plant area, Charley’s Automotive Service represents a response to a developing local economy and the impact of a national highway.

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Taken on January 23, 2009