Steve and Kathy Hiatt, owners of the Bottger Mansion Bed & Breakfast in Old Town Albuquerque, are seeking photographs of the Bottger Mansion Bed & Breakfast for the 100th anniversary of the house built in 1910 by Charles Bottger. The mansion was known as the “Gallegos house” when it was the home of Julia Bottger Gallegos. They are also looking for photographs of the Post Exchange Hotel and the Sunnyside Club (later the “San Felipe Club”), which were previously on the site of the parking lot south of the Plaza until about 1958 and were owned by Bottger ancestors.
This year, the Bottger Mansion, located at 110 San Felipe Street NW, will be undergoing a change in theme and décor, transitioning from Victorian to “historic,” and the Hiatts would like to include photographs of the house at various times in its 100-year history.
Franz Huning, William Hazeldine, Bernard S. Rodey, architect Edward Buxton Cristy, Erna Fergusson, and Clyde and Carrie Tingley are among prominent Albuquerqueans important to the history and development of the city, after whom rooms in the bed & breakfast will be named.
Complete information about the Bottger Mansion may be viewed at the website at www.bottger.com. Ongoing information and stories about the history of the house, Bottger family, Old Town and early Albuquerque can be found on our blog “View from the Innside.” The Bottger Mansion Bed & Breakfast has a Facebook fan (www.facebook.com/BottgerMansion) page and you can follow us on Twitter (@bottger).