New Mexico couple lives their dream of restoring a historic 1928 building

The history of Belen, New Mexico can’t be told without mentioning the Feil and Ellermeyer Building on South Main Street.

The 12,000-square-foot, two-story brick building was built in 1928 by German immigrants Paul Feil and William Ellermeyer. It was the only building in Belen with an elevator

After sitting vacant for over three years, Darrell and Sheryl Green have come to the rescue with a dream of restoring and renovating the historic building, which had been vandalized by transients who spray painted the walls, stole plumbing and copper wire, and broke 21 windows.

I liked the building but the first impression was pretty harsh for Sheryl,” Darrell said. “There were lots of dead birds and dog feces. There were four places where people were sleeping. They even took the weight off the elevator to bash the glass in.” But Sheryl said that, in the end, it’s going to be worth it.

See full story by Clara Garcia in the News-Bulletin, plus photo credit.

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