There will not be a May 2017 presentation by the Albuquerque Historical Society. Instead, enjoy the Huning Highlands Mother’s Day House Tour produced by the Huning Highland Historic District Neighborhood Association.
The 2017 Huning Highlands’ Mother’s Day Tour takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 14, 2017 and features six houses and two gardens along a stretch of Walter SE. Attendees start the tour at Preservation Station, 601 Coal SE, where they can pick up tour maps and a brochure. The cost is $12 online advance through May 12, $15 online May 13-14 or at Preservation Station, 601 Coal SE on the day of the event. For Tickets and information, visit hhhda.org/mothersday
Huning Highlands is Albuquerque’s first subdivision, built for railroad workers moving here from the East. Its style reflects their preference for homes like the ones they left behind. Today it is an eclectic mix of homes and people of all ages, at a variety of income levels, students, retired folks, young families, gay and straight, renters and long-term residents.
Huning Highlands was “run down” during the 1960s and 1970s. The neighborhood saw a revitalization after it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, which allowed homeowners to receive income tax rebates on work they did on their houses.