Historic Preservation Resources

Both free and for-sale publications are available from the Planning Department's publications desk at Plaza del Sol, 600 Second Street NW, Albuquerque NM 87102, 505-924-3861.


Free Publications:

  • Historic Albuquerque Tour Map and Guide
  • Imagine…The Archaeology of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County
  • Albuquerque New Mexico Historic Route 66 Map and Guide
  • Albuquerque's Historic Landmarks
  • Historic Preservation in Albuquerque

Publications for Sale:

  • Historic Albuquerque Today (copies of the out-of-print 1978 book)
  • Albuquerque-Area Archaeology, Sites and Stories (view it online)
  • The Cemeteries of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, and Parts of Sandoval and Valencia Counties

Information on Albuquerque's Development and Historic Resources

Historic Maps


      Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission – Composed of seven Albuquerqueans appointed by mayors and confirmed by city councils, this commission's main activity is deciding on the appropriateness of proposed alterations of city landmarks and structures in historic overlay zones.

      State Register of Cultural Properties and National Register of Historic Places – The City uses federal grant funds to register local historic places so their value is recognized and their preservation made more feasible and likely under preservation rules and financial incentives. The historic preservation planner for the Planning Department is Maryellen Hennessy, 505-924-3891.

      The Albuquerque Museum Photo Archive
      2000 Mountain Road NW
      Albuquerque NM 87104
      (505) 243-7255

      City of Albuquerque Special Collections Library
      423 Central Avenue NE
      Albuquerque NM 87102
      (505) 848-1376

      The Albuquerque Conservation Association (TACA)
      PO Box 946
      Albuquerque NM 87103
      [email protected]

      The Archaeological Conservancy
      5301 Central Avenue NE, Suite 1218
      Albuquerque NM 87108
      [email protected]

      Historic Preservation Division, New Mexico Dept. of Cultural Affairs
      Bataan Memorial Building
      407 Galisteo Street, Suite 236
      Santa Fe, NM 87501

      New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance
      PO Box 2490
      Santa Fe NM 87504
      (505) 989-7745
      [email protected]

      Technical Preservation Services
      National Park Service
      Room NC200
      1849 C Street NW
      Washington DC 20240
      (202) 343-9578,
      [email protected]

      National Trust for Historic Preservation
      Southwest Office
      500 Main Street, Suite 1030
      Fort Worth TX 76102
      (817) 332-4398

      National Trust for Historic Preservation
      Main Office and National Main Street Center
      1785 Massachusetts Avenue NW
      Washington DC 20036
      (202) 588-6000