ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Originally named Huning's Highland after the mover and shaker who conceived of it - and now affectionately known as EDo - this community preserves the past while also looking to the future. Join us in a celebration of one of Albuquerque's great neighborhoods. Mansions, Motoring, and Millennials is on view at Albuquerque Museum November 18, 2017 to May 20, 2018.
Huning's Highland neighborhood has been impacted by the local economy and reflects drastic citywide changes. Historic exhibit photos document those changes primarily along Central Avenue. Huning's Highland was the first neighborhood platted after the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, a subsidiary of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, laid tracks to Albuquerque in 1880. Subdivision boundaries are the railroad tracks on the west, Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue on the north, the freeway 1-25 on the east, and Iron Avenue on the south.
1908 Mansions By 1908 most of the blocks were filled with homes that duplicated eastern or mid-western housing styles. Newcomers relocated to Albuquerque to work for the railroad and to establish and work at businesses downtown. Houses both grand and modest, lined Central Avenue and the neighborhood.
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A Neighborhood Impacted by the Local Economy and Citywide Changes
Friday, November 3, 2017 8:58 AM