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Map Of Albuquerque

Map Of Albuquerque

Department: History
Date: 1889
Medium: Ink (type unknown)
46 x 43 5/16 in. (116.8 x 110 cm)
Classification: Communication Objects
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, gift of Peter Gallagher
Object number: PC1975.44.1
DescriptionA map entitled Map of Albuquerque, showing settled and platted neighborhoods east of the Rio Grande River.

On view
Label Text:Map of the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1889
Real Estate Title Insurance Co. of New Mexico
Heliotype Printing Company, Boston, MA
Ink on paper
Gift of Peter Gallagher

Why are streets named after people?

This map was donated to the Museum by a descendant of the Armijo family, wealthy merchants who owned property in both Old and New Albuquerque.

The neighborhood southeast of the railroad tracks was named after German immigrant Franz Huning, who developed Huning's Highland Addition there. Many streets in the Highland Addition are named after prominent citizens, including Huning's own son.

Whose names do you recognize on this map? What family name would you give to the street on which you live?