Occidental Life Building, Albuquerque
The building's most significant feature is the white terra cotta facade, which wraps around the south and east sides of the building with bright white terra cotta tile and decorated with elaborate floral patterns. A row of pointed arches runs along each facade below a row of quatrefoil windows. When originally built, the Occidental Life Building had an overhanging cornice and wide arcades between the arches and the building proper. After a 1934 fire gutted the building, the roofline was rebuilt to more closely resemble Doge's and the interior office space was expanded, removing the arcades. The interior was rebuilt as a two-story office building in 1981, keeping the terra cotta exterior intact.
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