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Additions and Subdivisions

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A Brief Chronology: 1920-1929

1920

Population 15,157 (data appears to include Old and New Town)

1920

St. Francis Summer College opens in St. Anthony Home for Boys

1920

Clyde Tingley elected to the City Commission

1922

Drs. Lovelace and Lassetter form a medical partnership

1922

Washington Junior High School completed; opens 1923

1922

First National Bank Building, city's first skyscraper, completed at Third and Central

1923

Hotel Franciscan opens

1923

Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD) is created

1923

Fire in Raynolds building prompts demolition and rebuilding of Public Library.

1923/1924

Sunshine Building goes up at 1st and Central

1924

Albuquerque National Bank opens

1925

Clyde Tingley elected chair of the City Commission

1925

Public library at Edith and Central reopens as pueblo revival style building.

1926

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Hospital founded.

1926

U.S. 66 designated

1927

KiMo Theater opens

1927

Longfellow Elementary School established at 519 East Grand Ave. [Martin Luther King, Jr.]

1928

Albuquerque Bus Company begins service

1928

KGGM goes on the air as Albuquerque’s first radio station

1928

Oxnard Field established as one of two private air fields in Albuquerque

1928

Madonna of the Trail monument unveiled in McLellan Park

1929

MRGCD issues bonds to finance construction

1929

New Mexico Art League established

Albuquerque Newspapers

Early Albuquerque Newspapers

The Library of Congress' Chronicling America website has fully searchable digitized newspapers published in Albuquerque before 1923.  These papers include:

The Evening Herald, 1914-1922

Recommended Resources

1920-1929

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