The Huning’s Highland Addition Neighborhood: Its Beginning, Decline, Resurgence & Future

Albuquerque Museum, Cobb Studio Collection, PA1990.13.195
E.W. Crane’s “Stick Style” house at 410 Edith SE, ca. 1892. Albuquerque Museum, Cobb Studio Collection, PA1990.13.195

On Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 2 PM, Ann Carson describes the preservation and changes in the Huning Highlands Addition Neighborhood which is bounded by Broadway, Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, I-25 and Coal SE. It was established in the 1880’s after the coming of the railroad. There were beautiful, stately Victorian, Greek Revival and Queen Ann style houses similar to the eastern US from which many of the new residents had come. WW II saw many houses being split into boarding houses The neighborhood dealt with decline in the 1960’s, crime on nearby Central and vacant houses. Creation of the Huning Highland Historic District helped start the revival along with the 1978 placement of the neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places. Today it has a bright future as part of the development of “East Downtown”.

The program will be held at the Albuquerque Museum in Old Town. Parking is free in the lot south of the Museum. Admission to the Museum and the AHS program is also free.

Ann CarsonSpeaker Ann Carson is one of the “urban pioneers” who helped restore dilapidated houses and brings them back to their former glory. She and her late husband Jim started restoring the Lembke house on Walter SE in 1985. She has been on the board of the neighborhood association for many years and also helped form the Albuquerque Conservation Association (TACA). She is former president of the Albuquerque Historical Society.

Arno Street looking North c 1902. Photo courtesy Albuquerque Museum
Arno Street looking north c 1902. Photo courtesy Albuquerque Museum