Historic NM building up for sale

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A piece of New Mexico history is up for sale.

Fort Bayard, which is abandoned, was made famous by the Buffalo Soldiers and their battles with Apache Warriors.

It’s one of many landmarks around the country facing demolition because of budget cuts.

Money for historic preservation has lost funding over the last several years, and Fort Bayard is now a drain on New Mexico’s coffers.

The state is desperate for ideas. Critics say that despite the historical value, preservation is just too costly.

There is no asking price for Fort Bayard, but officials say they’re taking offers.

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