There will be no May 2016 presentation by the Albuquerque Historical Society. Instead, enjoy the Downtown Neighborhood Association Mother’s Day Historic Home Tour, Sunday May 8th, 2016, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.
The Downtown Neighborhoods (west of downtown between Central and Mountain Rd) is comprised of several distinct neighborhoods. This year’s tour will feature homes in the 4th Ward Historic District and the 8th and Forrester Historic District. The Historic Overlay Zones were designated by the city to protect areas of historical, architectural or cultural significance. Many of the houses in these neighborhoods are also, on the Register of National and State Historical Places. The Downtown Neighborhoods feature houses that reflect the diverse materials and architectural styles that sprang up as Albuquerque expanded from Old Town to New Town with the railroad and all of its influences. For more info on the tour, see the Downtown Neighborhoods Association (DNA) website.
For more information on the historic homes themselves, see the pdf “Historic Houses in the DNA“, published by the Downtown Neighborhood Association with the support of a Bernalillo County Neighborhood Outreach Grant. Another good source is the City of Albuquerque’s pdf “PLAZA to PLAZA – A Walking Tour Downtown to Old Town“.