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Address: 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM, 87105. To see details about an open space, click anywhere on the green shaded area on the map above. To see the open space on Google maps and get directions to it, click on the blue location pin.

Hours of Operation: The trail is open from dawn to dusk throughout the year. The Gutiérrez-Hubbell House hours are as follows – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Tuesday through Saturday, and open late until 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month.

Contact: Bernalillo County Open Staff at (505) 314-0400, and Hubbell House Alliance (for private events and docent tours at (505) 244-0507.

About the Property

The Gutiérrez-Hubbell House History & Cultural Center is a 5,748 s.f. adobe structure that dates back to the mid-1850s. Constructed in stages, it has facades, thresholds, walls, vigas, nichos, canales, windows, trim and transoms that characterize New Mexico Territorial architecture. It has been used as a private residence, mercantile, agricultural center, post office and Pajarito Village gathering place. The farmland is comprised of sudan and alfalfa crops, an heirloom vineyard and orchard, and organic demonstration garden. Bernalillo County and the Hubbell House Alliance work together to offer a wide-range of public educational events and workshops. Additional information may be found at www.Gutiérrezhubbellhouse.org.

Programs Featured at this Site

Planning and Management

The house has been listed on the State Register of Cultural Properties since 1976 for its architectural, historical, and cultural significance. Bernalillo County purchased this property in 2000 to preserve as open space.

From 2001-2007, Bernalillo County, the Hubbell House Alliance, and Cornerstones Community Partnership accumulated project funding, developed a program for the property, researched and prepared a historic structures report that influenced rehabilitation strategy and design, and undertook investigative demolition of some house features, thanks to a variety of volunteers. This process culminated with the rehabilitation of the structure, using traditional earthen adobe architecture methods by Crocker Ltd. of Santa Fe.

Current Projects

The Gutiérrez-Hubbell History & Cultural Center provides many benefits to the community through ongoing cultural and agricultural workshops, youth education, and docent tours.

An expanded agricultural initiative is currently being developed at the property.

Three distinct efforts are underway as of late 2010:

  1. In the north field, a pilot program geared toward sustainable farming initiatives. Work includes planting cover crops to enhance field fertility, reduce invasive weeds, and increase produce yields. Various grains, legumes, and root crops in different combinations are planted throughout the year. Cultivation of heirloom varieties of grapes and fruit trees continue in the vineyard and orchard in the middle field, while the south field is managed for hay production and low impact parking with a natural surface. Open Space, the HHA, and the CSA partners work together to offer a wide range of public educational events and workshops from early spring to late fall.
  2. The county and HHA recently completed the installation of the exhibit master plan that was developed in 2012. The exhibit aligns the physical features of the house and the land, existing and future acquisitions, interpretive information, family history, and revenue-generating potential into a cohesive, attractive, informative, and educational package to attract visitors. Visitors can now enjoy outdoor wayfinding and interpretive signs about the history, genealogy and culture, as well as an outdoor ramada. Schedule a docent tour with the Hubbell House Alliance to fully experience the site by visiting www.Gutiérrezhubbellhouse.org.
  3. In late 2010, Bernalillo County purchased the 5.9-acre agricultural property immediately north of the Gutiérrez-Hubbell property. Referred to as Hubbell North, this property contains about five acres of fertile farmland, a large garage, and a 2,400 square-foot ranch-style house. The Open Space program intends to use the garage for equipment and material storage. The land is intended to be used for a tree nursery that can provide cost-savings materials to county parks and other facilities. While this additional property is not part of the Gutiérrez-Hubbell House, the perimeter Prescription Trail will extend around both properties providing a longer walking trail to visitors.

Additional Resources

  • The Gutiérrez-Hubbell House is the proud recipient of the 2009 National Trust for Historic Preservation Award.

 

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