The Development of Downtown Albuquerque As Seen Through Its Built Environment

Rosenwald Bros Building - Albuquerque Museum (PA1992.5.696)
Rosenwald Brothers Department Store c.1915
Albuquerque Museum (PA1992.5.696)

On November 15, 2015 at 2 pm, learn about the numerous downtown buildings that were part of Albuquerque history after the coming of the Railroad in 1880. Downtown Albuquerque has a vibrant architectural history of banks, hotels, medical facilities, retail, restaurants, theaters and more. Many of these buildings are listed on the State and National Register of Historic Buildings.

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 free.

Photo of William DodgeThe speaker, William A. Dodge, Ph.D., is a local cultural historian who has some 40 years in historical, anthropological and archaeological research in support of historical preservation projects. Bill completed several projects pertaining to the City’s 20th Century development for the City of Albuquerque.His career in archaeology includes being director of the pueblo of Zuni Archaeology Program. He spent 18 years as a cultural resources specialist with the BIA and the ABQ Area Indian Health services. Dodge served on the Albuquerque Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission from 2001-2009.