Living Tree with Plaque in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Subject:The victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. (view image)
Type of Memorial:Commemorative Plaque, Inscription
Sponsor(s):Armenian Cultural Association of New Mexico, Inc..
Architect/Designer/Artist:Jerry Chakerian and Charles Klanian, Board Members of Armenian Cultural Association of New Mexico, Inc., (at the time of the dedication in 1981).
Placement:A living tree at the base of which is a travertine stone with a commemorative plaque. The tree and plaque are on the spacious landscaped grounds at the entrance to the Museum of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Physical Setting:Urban fabric.
Tourist Amenities:Yes
Map Designation:Museum of Albuquerque
Physical Condition:The healthy tree was planted twenty years ago. The surrounding shrubs have grown heavily. They are pruned periodically. Since the dedication, a sculpture garden has been added to the grounds of the Art Museum The museum is built in the traditional adobe style of the Southwestern United States.
Inscription:"THIS TREE PRESENTED TO THE MUSEUM OF ALBUQUERQUE A Living Commemoration To The 1915 Genocide of The Armenian Nation Armenian Cultural Association of New Mexico 1981."
Location:2000 Mountain Road, N.W.
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104 United States
Construction Completed:Spring 1981
Dedication Date:May 9, 1981
Prior Use of Site:Museum grounds.
Notable Visitors:Commemorated annually with visiting Armenian Church clergy and other civic and religious guests.


Florence Chakerian.