Abq Historic Homes

Live in History

About Us


Chris Nyman Weller

Realtor, Associate Broker
(505) 440-6293
Coldwell Banker Legacy Rio Grande
2400 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque
(505) 244-1600

Founder of the Realtors Parade
of Historic Homes
Specialist in historic, unique, custom and green built homes,
walkable urban neighborhoods, alternative lifestyle communities,
and small farming homesteads in the urban envelope.


Lauren Austin

Realtor, Associate Broker
(505) 459-2844
The Ingles Company Realtors
6711 Academy Rd NE, Albuquerque
(505) 828-1366

Assistant Organizer for 2008 + 2009 Historic Homes Tours

As a homeowner and resident in a Historic District,  I am committed to preserving the beauty and history of New Mexican homes and architecture.   I renovated my second 100 year old historic home six years ago, and my third just last year.  This experience gave me an appreciation for the unique history of New Mexico as well as a basic understanding of zoning, planning, and historic district regulations.

I am an active member of the Huning Highland Historic District Association, as well as The Albuquerque Conservation Association (TACA), and the New Mexico Archaeological Society.  I proudly serve the city as a member of the Edo/UCOZ Architectural Review Committee.

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Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS®

GAAR is the leading provider of real estate information services, data and education in New Mexico. We are the largest local professional trade association in Central New Mexico with more than 4,000 members pledged to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. GAAR represents Central New Mexico – Bernalillo, Valencia, Sandoval, Torrance, and parts of Socorro and Santa Fe Counties.

Click here to visit GAAR’s dynamic website: the best interactive home search tools; free real estate sales reports and statistics; regular updates on local, national and world wide housing news.

1635 University Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 842.1433; Fax: 842.0448



The Artichoke Cafe

The Artichoke Cafe was opened in 1989 and has flourished as an Albuquerque original. Its location on Route 66, in the historic Huning Highland district, has helped keep it an essential stop on Albuquerque’s culinary tract. The restaurant offers a cozy modern decor and rotating art exhibits. The food is a mix of French, Italian, and creative American, using only the finest ingredients. The Artichoke Café’s full service bar features an excellent wine selection and the finest in handcrafted cocktails. The restaurant is owned and operated by executive chef Pat Keene, who was formally trained in New York City, and Terry Keane, who has over 30 years experience in restaurant management. Their dedication to the best in food, wine, and service has made this restaurant one of Albuquerque's finest dining spots.



The Grove

The Grove Cafe & Market is East Downtown's breakfast and lunch cafe & specialty market.  We are located on the historic Route 66, on the corner of Central and Walter.  The Grove serves breakfast all day, brunch and lunch as well as a full line of espresso, coffee, fine teas and wine.  Our market features artisan chocolates, candies, olive oil and vinegars, tea & coffee, culinary gift items and tabletop accessories.  Enjoy our spacious patio, Sunday Brunch Specials or our Signature Cupcakes...the grove is here for your everyday cravings.

Tues-Sat 7-4
Sun 8am-3pm

The Grove Cafe & Market
600 Central Avenue, SE, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87102


The HomeTeam Inspection Service

Whether you are renovating, purchasing, or selling your home, The HomeTeam Inspection Service will ensure that you receive an accurate and comprehensive home inspection with the insight and opinion of not one, but two certified home inspectors.

The HomeTeam serves homes in the entire Albuquerque Metro area, but has a special regard for the unique homes in our historic neighborhoods. We take the time answer your questions and help you better understand your home.

The HomeTeam Inspection Service
Ph. 505-899-4608
Fax. 505-892-0639
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Web site: www.hometeaminspection.com/utzman.asp



The Sunshine Cafe

Freshness. Quality, Community. These aren't just words for us. It is a standard that we hold ourselves to in everything we do. Whether it is our use of fresh specialty breads, our house roasted meats, or the interesting house-made sauces, dressings and other items that fill our menu, you'll see and taste what sets us apart. Our soups, salads, sandwiches and bakery items are all made in-house with high quality care. Enjoy dinner and the sunset on the patio with a beer or glass of wine.
When you walk into the Sunshine Cafe, you are walking into a piece of old Albuquerque history. We hope to carry on the tradition of being an intrinsic part of this historic neighborhood. Spend some time in our café, and you'll be sure to sense the history and deep community roots that this special location still holds.
We are open every day of the week to serve you:
Saturday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunshine Café Central- new location!
Look for our new location at the Banque Loft Building on Central, between 2nd & 3rd. We offer the same high quality, gourmet, made from scratch ingredients for soups, salads, sandwiches and bakery items for the busy, on-the-go professionals.
Hours are 7am to 2pm, Monday to Friday. For a quick Downtown to-go order, call us at 243-8003


Stewart Title

Servicing all of your title and escrow needs. www.stewartabq.com

There are few things in life more important than protecting your home. You can trust Stewart Title to process your real estate transaction with the utmost care, service, and security. View all your transaction documents online 24/7 with our “SureClose” monitoring and document storage system.

For your convenience, we have four offices Serving Bernalillo & Sandoval County:

Academy Office (NE Heights)
6759 Academy Rd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 828-1700 / (505) 821-6065 Fax

Carmel Office (Far NE/Alb Acres/Sandia Heights)
8200 Carmel Ste. 102 NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122
(505) 346-3700 / (505) 346-3710 Fax

Cottonwood Office (Westside/Corrales)
10320 Cottonwood Park, Suite C
Albuquerque, NM 87114
(505) 897-1700 / (505) 890-6899 Fax

Rio Rancho Office
500 Unser, Suite 103
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 798-2200 / (505) 892-1770 Fax


Superior – Joy Gibson

My goal is to provide you with service beyond your greatest expectations.  I am committed to assisting you from application to closing, now and in the years to come.  I will work hard to become you “trusted mortgage professional for life”.

I will work hard to assess your financing needs and to help you make informed, educated choices.  Whether you are looking for down payment assistance, a specific monthly mortgage obligation, or to avoid mortgage insurance, I will provide the financing options to meet your specific needs.  I look forward to beginning our relationship today!

Joy Gibson
Superior Mortgage Services
8300 Carmel Ave Ste 203
505-450-2923 Cell

Superior – Burgandy Martinelli

Having been born, raised and educated in New Mexico, I have a genuine interest in doing my part to support and work for the general good of our community.  I strive to give each of my clients the best, most efficient and most informative service within the mortgage banking industry.  I work closely with buyers and selling agents to provide the highest level of customer service.

Burgandy Martinelli
Superior Mortgage Services, LLC
Office 505-275-0200
Cell   505-410-4414


Antique Specialty Mall

We are New Mexico's largest true Antique Mall with 18,000 sq. ft. of the finest antiques and collectibles.  We specialize in furniture, art pottery, glass & china, clocks, trains, miniatures, vintage clothing, books, postcards, militaria including Civil War, Native American art & textiles, Victoriana, Mid-Century Modern, and more!  If we don't have it, it probably doesn't exist!  Come for the fun of it!

4516 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, Ph: (505) 268-8080
Open 7-days a week: Mon-Sat 10-6 and Sun 12-5




We are a full service design/build firm with offices and shop downtown at 924 2nd St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Metromodel / Wewerka architects provides seamless delivery of all aspects of light commercial and residential design and construction. We are licensed, bonded and insured general contractors. We work closely with our clients and believe that architecture and construction are service businesses, not a forum for display of our ego and talent. We’re here to work with your team to help realize your vision. We do most of our construction field operations in house, including plumbing and electrical, insuring design, quality, budget and schedule control.

We are builders with men, machines, trucks and tools. We are not “contractors” with cell phones and subs. Additionally we have a full wood and metal fabrication shop where we build cabinets, stairs, rails etc. Our current and recent projects include:

-design/build of the new Farina Pizzeria
-design of a large remodel for the Channel 13/Fox 2 television station offices
-design of an addition to Hunter Building Materials
-design/build of an expansion to the ABC Cake shop
-numerous custom metal and wood fabrication projects
-design/build classroom expansion at Escuela del Sol elementary classroom

Please come by or contact us at: (505) 243-1900, (505) 400-2523 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Flying Star Cafe

We are your all around neighborhood café. We’re open early and stay open late for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between. Jump start your day with a hit of caffeine or end it with a before bedtime treat. Fast food this isn’t—we make fresh food when you order it, just as you like it. Take food on the fly or hang out with Magazines and free Wi-Fi. Either way we’re your place, featuring:

Fine Cuisine In A Friendly Scene.It's top-quality, it's skillfully done, we make it look easy. Great food accessible to all, that's what we're about.

Award-winning Handcrafted Bakery.In a world of plastic wrapped, from-a-mix, convenience bakery products—Flying Star still makes our desserts the way that they've been made in Europe for centuries. Artisanal pastry making is a dying art form. We are proud to perpetuate the craft here at Flying Star.

Fresh Artisanal Bread. Our breads are created with aged doughs and homebrewed starters. We steam the dough in the baking process for thick chewy crusts. These are gutsy, flavorful and healthy breads.

With eight convenient locations, you’ll be sure to find your favorite neighborhood Flying Star:  http://www.flyingstarcafe.com/locations.htm


Graphicbliss Graphic Design and Printing

Graphicbliss is your one-stop shop for all of your graphic design and printing needs.  We are the real recession connection!  Whether it's an affordable logo design for your business or $50 full color business cards, Graphicbliss has what you need at the price you are looking for and the quality you deserve.

Graphicbliss is located in Upper Nob Hill on Silver and Sierra.  Call today to find out more about our services, prices, and service.

4200 Silver SE, Suite C
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Ph. 505-299-0713
Fax. 877-599-6728
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Web site: www.graphicblissgd.com


The Downtown Action Team (DAT)

The Downtown Action Team (DAT) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of Downtown Albuquerque as the best mid-sized Downtown in the USA. DAT’s advocacy for Downtown puts goodwill ambassadors on the streets, provides maintenance, promotional programs and sponsors events, as well as fosters public and private cooperation for quality growth and investment in Downtown development.

Stop by our offices 9am-5pm M-F for a free walking map of the Downtown Area!

Downtown Action Team
100 Gold Ave. SW #204
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 243-2230
Christopher Goblet, Deputy Director, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Ingles Company Realtors

The Ingles team has nearly 30 years of high integrity real estate experience in the Greater Albuquerque area. The dedicated and knowledgeable professionals at the Ingles/Company offer a full range of real-estate services to help you with your transaction from start to finish. Our experienced agents are familiar with the historic neighborhoods of Albuquerque as well as the entire Albuquerque Metro-Plex. We provide you with efficient, professional and caring expertise in the purchase or sale of your home.

Ingles Company Realtors
6711 Academy Rd NE, #B
Albuquerque, NM 87109
505-828-1366 main

Open M-F 9am-5pm
Sat + Sun 10am-2pm


Edo Spaces

Edo Spaces is a full service brokerage that specializes in the sale of The Lofts at Albuquerque High and BelVedere/Urban Courtyard Living, two award-wining residential developments in the heart of East Downtown. Qualifying Broker Rob Dickson is also the Master Developer of the Historic Albuquerque High Campus. Associate Brokers Tim McGivern and Lara Simon have been with the firm since the day it opened its doors in 2005.

Currently there are 234 homes in the Historic Albuquerque High Campus, the majority of which are owner-occupied. We have a select number for sale at this time starting at $143,500,  If you are looking for affordability, exceptional design,  secure buildings and a walkable neighborhood, The Lofts has it all,. For more information www.abqhigh.com.

Contact Tim McGivern at 505-220-2387 or EMAIL This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



The Albuquerque Conservation Association:
To Preserve Yesterday, Today, For Tomorrow

After the tragic loss of the Alvarado Hotel in 1970, concerned citizens banded together to form The Albuquerque Conservation Association (TACA) . Our goals are to conserve the historic built environment and Albuquerque's open space. The organization endeavors to keep the public informed on issues that relate to conservation.

Horn Service Station – Current project, TACA office, and Huning Highlands Community Center

One of the current projects is the restoration of the former Horn Service Station at 601 Coal SE that was donated to the group by HB and Lucille Horn. The space is used as the TACA office and the Huning Highlands Historic District neighborhood community center.

El Vado Motel - Concerned Citizens Rally to Save this historic Route 66 Motel

TACA took an active role during the extended hearings to preserve the historic El Vado Motel which is the first motel on the east side of the Rio Grande. This complex was threatened by demolition and in fill development. The city purchased the motel and will be working to find the right developer who is willing to preserve the character of the buildings which are considered to be the most interesting historic motel complex in Albuquerque on Central Avenue.

Historic Albuquerque: an Illustrated History

TACA board members Carleen Lazzell and Melissa Payne coauthored the book "Historic Albuquerque: an Illustrated History" which is a comprehensive story of the development our city. The book is available in the city library system or in the UNM Zimmerman Library. To obtain a personal copy please contact TACA president Ann Carson 242-1143, TACA Office: 601 Coal SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102