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HUNING HIGHLANDS

601 Coal SE

TACA Office and Huning Highlands Community meeting center
The Albuquerque Conservation Association is our 2009 donation recipient
Open 11:30am to 4:00pm March 14 and 15

No, the old HB Horn Service station is NOT for sale… But, come here to learn about TACA, pay your contribution, and pick up your sticker and MAP. See our SPONSORS page for more information on TACA!

The quaint English cottage style service station in Huning’s Highland Addition between Lead and Coal just three blocks east of Broadway is a favorite of those who recognize and cherish old buildings. It was built in 1937 serving residents until the 1980s.

Ernest Whitmore Marland of Ponca City Oklahoma reached back to his English background for the idea of creating service stations that resembled small houses that could fit into residential neighborhoods.  His Marland Oil Company became Continental Oil Company (Conoco) a subsidiary of Standard Oil in 1885,

The cottage style stations came along in the 1920s.  Our station is typical of the 1930s period and is almost intact, a rarity since most stations are demolished after they are no longer in use.  Conoco stations of this period are built of glazed brick inside and out with steel famed divided light windows.  Typically the top two of three rows of panels in the bay doors are also windows. The high-pitched roofs end in slight upward curves as they reach stepped brick brackets at the corners.  Roofing material resembles slate and is made of a bonded concrete material that is completely fireproof, a necessity since the stations were originally heated by small coal burning stoves.

Bathrooms have green hand-set tile floors and matching green metal tile wainscot.       One restroom is entered through the office and the second originally only had an outside entrance.

In 1997 the Coal Avenue station was donated to TACA by H. B. and Lucille Horn.  It had been one of the Horn brother’s string of prosperous stations in the boom period after World War 11.  The Albuquerque Conservation Association is in the process of restoring the station for office use and as a place to hold neighborhood meetings.

 

 

Ann Carson
242-1143 direct

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115 Elm NE

Apx. Yr: 1906, 3 Bed/2Bath, 2065 SF
$395,000 MLS#524870

115 Elm NE, a modified Queen Anne, was built in 1906 just west of the sand dunes that divided Huning Highlands from the Tuberculosis Hospitals just east of the present I-25. Built originally for Charles Schupe who was a cigar maker, 115 Elm was sold in 1912 to Leslie Rice, the owner of Highland Pharmacy on Railroad Ave (now Central.) Mr. Rice lived in the home until 1964 when he passed away. At that time the home became part of the Walker rental properties and soon it fell into disrepair. In 2005 the house was condemned by the city as uninhabitable and a public nuisance.

In 2006 Kay Adams and Jerry Smith purchased the substandard property. They have spend the last 19 months lovingly restoring this stunning home. They found old love letters, children's toys, invoices from the pharmacy, and many other "treasures" inside the walls and under the floors. The upstairs' walls and ceilings were covered in 16' long Douglas Fir boards that were probably from the Rice's remodel in the late teens or early 20's. Kay and Jerry recycled the pristine 90 yrs. boards into the upstairs floors! They stripped up to 10 coats of paint off the window trims and baseboards and re-stained them where ever possible and replaced the claw foot tubs and period fixtures in the 2 bathrooms.

They re-plastered walls and coved ceilings, built a new staircase, added a gourmet kitchen with utility room and a breakfast room. In addition, they replaced the electrical systems, the plumbing, the floors, & the roof as well as adding a new furnace and refrigerated air, storm windows, fences, and a two car garage. This amazing renovation brings out the best in this historic home while giving all the comforts and amenities of a modern life in one of Albuquerque's most exiting and evolving neighborhoods!



Lauren Austin
(505) 459-2844 direct

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The Ingles Company Realtors 828-1366
www.albqhomes.com

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417 + 423 High Street SE,
Condo Homes

Apx. YR: 1907 2 Bed /1.75 Bath SF 1089
$239,000 MLS# 646527

Built in 1907 as apartments, 417 & 419 High SE are almost identical to its southern neighbor: 421 & 423 High. Both buildings were built below grade so that while 417 High is the upper unit it appears from the street to be level with the sidewalk.

 

Apx. YR: 1907 2Bed / 2 Bath 1375 SF
$239,000 MLS#

Built in 1907 as apartments, 421 & 423 High SE are almost identical to its northern neighbor. Both buildings were built below the grade of High Street. 423 is the Lower Unit.





Lauren Austin
(505) 459-2844 direct

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The Ingles Company Realtors 828-1366
www.albqhomes.com

 

417 High St
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423 High St
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EDO

Albuquerque High Lofts

Old Main, 301 Central NE, Unit # 308,
Loft Bed / 1 Bath, 820 SF
$189,500

The Old Main building, located at the corner of Broadway and Central, is the lynchpin to the historic EDo neighborhood. Built in 1914, the original Albuquerque High School was converted into 43 residential homes in 2003. This 820 square foot, top-floor Loft features original fir hardwood floors and five 10-foot south facing windows. HOA $198/month includes insurance, water, sewer, trash, common area maintenance and reserves.
URL: http://www.abqhigh.com/?p=181


 

Classroom Bldg, 100 Broadway NE, Unit #107,
Loft Bed / 1 Bath 612 SF
$143,500

Located adjacent to Old Main along Broadway and constructed in 1934 to accommodate Albuquerque’s expanding student population, this building reflects the same Gothic-style architecture. Approximately 612 sq. ft., this Loft features new solid maple floors, contemporary kitchen with island, walk-in custom closet integrated with full bath and ceramic tile finishes. High ceilings welcome abundant natural light. This is a corner unit that integrates with the interior courtyard and outdoor fountain. HOA $186/month includes homeowners insurance, water, sewer, trash, common area maintenance and reserves.
URL: http://www.abqhigh.com/?p=197


 

Old Main, 301 Central NE, Unit #113
Loft Bed / 1.5 bath, 1221 SF
$239,500

Approximately 1221 square feet, there is nothing like this home anywhere in the City. A two-level, 1.5 bath Loft featuring spiral staircase, 10-foot windows facing north and west, modern finishes throughout and a custom walk-in closet adjacent to the master bath. HOA $281/month includes homeowners insurance, water, sewer, trash, common area maintenance and reserves.
URL: http://www.abqhigh.com/?p=656



Contact Tim McGivern, 505-220-2387
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Edo Spaces
www.abqhigh.com

 

Old Main,
301 Central NE,
Unit #308
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Classroom Bldg,
100 Broadway NE,
Unit #107
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