Albuquerque Then and Now
Albuquerque Then and Now matches vintage photographs with contemporary shots, documenting a modern city steeped in traditions.
The Albuquerque area was home to Native Americans for centuries before the Spanish came. The valley provided fertile fields and the river nurtured crops and people. Albuquerque survived drought; enemies; Spanish, Mexican, and American rule; and the Civil War. A thriving tourist industry rode in on the railroad in 1880 and grew with “tin can tourists” passing through on Route 66. Albuquerque is the newcomer among original cultures, located between ancient pueblos and near Apache and Navajo country. Today the city is known for its sophisticated medical care first established during the tuberculosis epidemic; for its technological facilities, seeded by World War II; and for its cosmopolitan ambience. Plus it provided the locations for hit Netflix series, Breaking Bad.
Sites include: San Felipe de Neri Church, Bottger Mansion, La Glorieta, Armijo School, Barelas Bridges, Los Griegos Plaza, San Ignacio Church, Santa Barbara School, Hudson Hotel, First National Bank, First United Methodist Church, Hotel Alvarado, Colorado Telephone Building, Rosenwald and Yrisarri Buildings, Occidental Life Building, Sunshine Building, Kimo Theatre, Skinner Building, Southwestern Brewery, Albuquerque High School, Standard Diner, Regina Hall, President’s House, Zimmerman Library, Leverett House, Kelly’s Brew Pub