October 20, 2018
Nob Hill Neighborhood Association and reDiscover Nob Hill offered their 10th Annual Architecture Walk. Walkers explored the genesis of Nob Hill as Albuquerque grew above the sand hills and onto the east mesa in the early 20th century. Owing to a fortunate chain of events most of that early architecture survives, making Nob Hill one of the best preserved early automobile-oriented suburbs in the country.
This walk offered a rare sampler of four of Nob Hill’s 6 residential subdivisions along with a spicy serving of our commercial district surrounding the 1947 Nob Hill Shopping Center.
Walkers learned to read historic houses, how to research their own house, and how to perform maintenance or remodeling in a way that preserves Nob Hill’s distinctive historic character.
They started in front of the 1931 Mediterranean house at 314 Hermosa Dr NE, proceeded through 1926 College View and Monte Vista, peeked at 1916 University Heights and 1925 Granada Heights, then back to 314 Hermosa Dr. for a social time.
If you have a house in the area that retains much of its historic character and would like to provide your yard for a reception at the end a future walk please let us know. If you have information or questions about your house we are always interested in hearing from you.
We limit sign ups so all can hear. Make reservations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-991-1388.