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Railroad Avenue and Front Street - Albuquerque NM
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George
N 35° 05.025 W 106° 38.893
13S E 349743 N 3883573
Quick Description: This plaque, describing turn-of-the-century downtown Albuquerque, can be found in front of the movie theatre at 1st St SW & E Hwy 66.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 5/11/2013 8:09:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMH2F3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Geo Ferret
Views: 4

Long Description:
THE CORNER OF RAILROAD (CENTRAL) AVENUE AND FRONT

(FIRST) STREET WAS PRIME REAL ESTATE IN 1882. THE RAILROAD

HAD BUILT ITS DEPOT HERE IN 1880, SPURRING THE FOUNDING OF

ALBUQUERQUE'S NEW TOWN. THIS VIEW SHOWS THE FIRST

HOTELS, SALOONS AND STORES BUILT OPPOSITE THE DEPOT. A

MULE-DRAWN TROLLEY CAR IS VISIBLE IN FRONT OF HOPE'S

EUROPEAN HOTEL. THE TROLLEY SYSTEM WAS ESTABLISHED IN

1880 AND WAS KNOWN AS THE ALBUQUERQUE STREET RAILWAY

COMPANY. IN 1882 IT HAD THREE MILES OF TRACK FROM THE

RAILROAD DEPOT ALONG RAILROAD AVENUE TO OLD TOWN PLAZA

AND SOUTH FROM THE DEPOT TO LOS BARELAS.
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