National Register Listings in
Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Albuquerque Municipal Airport Building, Old Albuquerque Veterans Administration Medical Center Aldo Leopold Neighborhood Historic District Anaya, Gavino, House Armijo, Juan Cristobal, Homestead Armijo, Salvador, House Art Annex AT & SF Freight Office Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Locomotive Shops ATSF Locomotive No. 2926 Aztec Auto Court Barela, Adrian, House Barela-Bledsoe House Barelas-South Fourth Street Historic District Bottger, Charles A., House Building at 701 Roma NW Carlisle Gymnasium Carnes, Chester, House Castle Apartments Chavez, Juan de Dios, House Chavez, Juan, House Chavez, Rumaldo, House Congregation B'nai Israel Coronado School Cottage Bakery Davis House De Anza Motor Lodge De Garcia, Tomasa Griego, House Dietz, Robert, Farmhouse Downtowner Motor Inn Eighth Street-Forrester District El Campo Tourist Courts El Vado Auto Court Eller Apartments Employees' New Dormitory and Club Enchanted Mesa Trading Post Estufa Federal Building First Methodist Episcopal Church First National Bank Building Foraker, C. M., Farmhouse Fourth Ward District Garcia, Juan Antonio, House Gladding, James N., House Gomez, Refugio, House Grande, Charles, House Gurule, Delfinia, House Harwood School Hayden, A. W., House Hendren Building Hilltop Lodge Hodgin Hall Hoffmantown Baptist Church Holy Child Church Hope Building Hubbell, James Lawrence and Juliana Gutierrez y Chavez, House Hudson House Huning Highlands Conoco Service Station Huning Highlands Historic District Immanuel Presbyterian Church Isleta Pueblo Jones Motor Company Jonson Gallery and House Kimo Theater Kress, S. H., Building Kromer House La Glorieta House La Mesa Motel La Puerta Lodge LeFeber, Charles, House Lembke House Leverett, William J., House Lewis, Charles W. Building Lopez, Hilario, House Los Candelarias Chapel-San Antonio Chapel Los Duranes Chapel Los Griegos Historic District Los Poblanos Historic District Los Tomases Chapel Lucero y Montoya, Francisco, House Luna Lodge Main Library Maisel's Indian Trading Post Mann, Henry, House Manzano Court Addition Historic District McCanna-Hubbell Building Menaul School Historic District Milne, John, House Modern Auto Court Monte Vista and College View Historic District Monte Vista Fire Station Monte Vista School National Humane Alliance Animal Fountain New Mexico Madonna of the Trail New Mexico-Arizona Wool Warehouse Newlander Apartments Nob Hill Business Center Nordhaus, Robert, House O'Rielly, J. H., House Occidental Life Building Old Armijo School Old Hilton Hotel Old Post Office Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Our Lady of the Angels School Pacific Desk Building Parkland Hills Historic District Pearce, John, House Petroglyph National Monument Pig 'n Calf Lunch President's House Pyle, Ernie, House Raynolds, Sara, Hall Rio Puerco Bridge Romero, Felipe, House Roosevelt Park Rosenwald Building Route 66, State maintained from Albuquerque to Rio Puerco Saint Joseph 1930 Hospital San Antonito Church and Cemetery San Felipe de Neri Church San Ignacio Church Santa Barbara School Scholes Hall Second United Presbyterian Church Shalit, Samuel, House Shoup Boardinghouse Silver Hill Historic District Simms Building Skinner Building Solar Building Southern Union Gas Company Building Southwestern Brewery and Ice Company Spitz, Berthold, House Springer Building Spruce Park Historic District St. John's Cathedral Superintendent's House, Atlantic & Pacific Railroad Tafoya, Domingo, House Tewa Lodge Tower Courts Vigil, Antonio, House Washington Apartments Werner-Gilchrist House West San Jose School Whitcomb Springs Willis, J.R., House and La Miradora Apartments Zeiger, Charles, House Zimmerman Library
The state has a diverse population, with a significant number of Hispanic, Native American, and Anglo residents. The Spanish language and Hispanic culture have had a profound impact on the state's history and traditions.
Bernalillo County, located in the central part of the U.S. state of New Mexico, has a rich and diverse history that dates back thousands of years. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Tiwa and Tanoan people, who lived off the land and established settlements along the Rio Grande.

In 1540, Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado led an expedition into what is now Bernalillo County. The Spanish established several missions and settlements in the region, including the Alameda Mission and the village of Alburquerque (later renamed Albuquerque). These early settlements laid the foundation for the region's future development.

During the 19th century, Bernalillo County experienced significant growth with the arrival of American pioneers and traders. The region became an important trading post along the historic Santa Fe Trail, further connecting it to the expanding western frontier. In 1851, Bernalillo County was officially established as one of the original nine counties in the newly formed New Mexico Territory.

Bernalillo County played a significant role during the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War. It served as a strategic location for both sides, as the Rio Grande acted as a natural barrier. The county saw battles, skirmishes, and military engagements, leaving a lasting impact on the region.

In the 20th century, Bernalillo County continued to grow and develop, becoming an important center for government, commerce, and culture in New Mexico. Today, the county is home to the vibrant city of Albuquerque, which is the state's largest city and the cultural, economic, and political hub of the region. Bernalillo County's rich history can be seen through its diverse architectural styles, cultural traditions, and landmarks that reflect the people who have called this area home throughout the centuries.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

  • 1692: Bernalillo County established as part of New Spain's Santa Ana Pueblo land grant.
  • 1821: Mexico gains independence from Spain, and Bernalillo County becomes part of the Republic of Mexico.
  • 1848: Bernalillo County is ceded to the United States as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican-American War.
  • 1852: Bernalillo County officially organized as a county within the New Mexico Territory.
  • 1880: Completion of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway line through Bernalillo County stimulates growth and development in the region.
  • 1902: The county seat is moved from Albuquerque to nearby Los Ranchos.
  • 1930: The county seat is moved back to Albuquerque due to the city's rapid growth and importance.
  • 1960s: Bernalillo County experiences significant population growth as a result of urbanization and suburban development.
  • 2000s: Bernalillo County implements various initiatives to promote economic development, community engagement, and sustainable growth.