Santa Fe, New Mexico: Stonefridge (Gone)

Also known as "Fridgehenge" -- a full-size Stonehenge made of hundreds of junkyard refrigerators.

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Refrigerator Stonehenge - Stonefridge

There is a fence around the site, but the gate has pretty much fallen over so it's been rendered useless. The... monument, I suppose, is the majority of a circle formed from old refigerators that have been bolted together, two or three tall, and hauled up into the air to form a post-and-lintel structure, which I can only liken to Stonehenge. There are taller towers of fridges in the middle of the circle. Some of the posts of fridges were never put into position, so they lie on the ground, where you can look inside them and marvel at the outdated technology. You can wander in the open spaces between the fridge towers and they will groan and squeek in the wind, but they are attached to enormous metal feet that counter-balance their weight and make them perfectly safe.

Some crazy art organization in Santa Fe (and, boy, are there a lot of them) started the project but has since neglected it. There is a sign near the entrance with info about the group, although it is puzzling and I don't think the office on Guadalupe St. belongs to them anymore.

Not only is the structure really awesome, but the view from the road right in front is lovely as well.

[Alison, 07/17/2006]
Stonefridge

Stonefridge is located on a closed city dump on Paseo Las Vistas. The Oritz Park is, by the way, the only park in Santa Fe where dogs are allowed! It is on large empty old dump also; loaded with dog "land mines"!

[Kurt Knitter, 11/22/2004]
StoneFridge

"Stonefridge, a Fridgehenge" now has a second story to it. Looks like more to build as we saw a few refrigerators on the side of the fence, waiting to be collected and added on to the "monument".

[J. Liobis, 05/18/2004]

Stonefridge.

StoneFridge -- A Fridgehenge

Behind a fence and out in an open field in NW Santa Fe is a sculpture called StoneFridge -- A Fridgehenge. It's old fridges and appliances set up to look like Stonehenge in England.

[Dr. Reptile, 05/14/2003]

The explanatory sketch on the fence reads: "From the Stone Age to the Appliance Age." It appears to be partly completed; the array of refrigerators will be stacked and combined into full size monoliths, with cross pieces, and astronomically configured. The artist, Adam Jonas Horowitz, is creating a "monument to consumerism," though he's been at since at least 1996, stymied at points by need for city approval and structural safeguards.

Stonefridge

Directions:
On a closed city dump on Paseo Las Vistas, on the NW side of Santa Fe, NM. Take Camino De Las Cructias off US Routes 285/84 to Paseo Las Vistas. The "site" will be about a half mile on the left past the Frank S. Oritz Park.
Hours:
July 2007 - Reported gone.
Status:
Gone

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