Route 66’s quilted gas stations!
Some members at the monthly meeting in Board President Ann Carson’s beautifully restored Huning Highland home. (Jerry Widdison, Chan Graham, Diane Souder and Ann Carson.)
The picturesque English cottage style service station was built by the Continental Oil Company (Conoco) in 1937. It was that same year that Route 66 was rerouted to an east-west alignment through Albuquerque. Conoco retained ownership until 1961 when the station became part of Horn Oil Company’s successful local chain. H.B. and Lucille Horn generously donated the station to TACA in 1997. It serves as the TACA office, meeting place and houses and extensive collection of publications related to historic preservation.
Fred Harvey’s Alvarado Hotel. The rise and demise and of this and other Albuquerque landmarks are chronicled in this book, written by Carleen Lazzell and Melissa Payne.
Published by the Historical Publishing Network in 2007, copies are available for sale and all proceeds benefit TACA. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a copy.
Joe Sabatini will give an illustrated presentation on the history of businesses around the historic Route 66 intersection of 4th Street and Candelaria Road in Albuquerque on Wednesday, May 15th, 11:30 am at Los Griegos Family and Community Center, 1231 Candelaria Rd. NW