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Thursday, September 27, 2007

HARRIET/ HILTON NATIONAL HISTORICAL SITE


PLAQUE AS A NATIONAL HISTORICAL SITE.


THE CRIB IN THIS PICTURE BELONGED TO THE HILTON FAMILY.




ORIGINALLY NAMED THE 'HILTON' HOUSE BUT DURING THIS WRITERS TIME WAS CHANGED TO "HARRIET HOUSE". THE HARRIET FAMILY, A RANCHING FAMILY,OBTAINED THIS AS THEIR DOMICILE PRIMARILY FOR THE SCHOOLING OF THEIR FAMILY, GRACE, MARIANNE, MICHAEL, ALICE.

THE HERRICK HOUSE



THE HERRICK HOUSE LOCATED ON SPRING STREET.

ROGERS / FINLEY




ROGERS HOUSE THEN THE CHARLES 'CHUCK' FINLEY HOME. SOCORRO HIGH COACH


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LA CASA DE LA FLECHA (HOUSE OF THE ARROW)


LA CASA DE FLECHA (HOUSE OF THE ARROW) HAS A WEATHERVANE ON TOP OF THE TOWER PORTION OF THE BUILDING. BUILT IN 1885 BY ANTONIO Y A.ABEYTIA OF A STYLE UNUSUAL TO SOCORRO.
DEEDED AND DEDICATED TO HIS WIFE RUFINA VIGIL DE ABEYTIA. ABEYTIA MADE A LARGE FORTUNE IN THE MINING THEN GOING ON NEAR MAGDALENA IN THE 1880s. THE NORTHEAST CORNER IS THE LOCATION OF THE THREE STORY OBSERVATORY. ALL BRICK STRUCTURE WAS AGAIN UNUSUAL FOR THE TIME.


CASA DE FLECHA CIRCA 1905. LOOKING FOR HISTORY CAN YOU HELP?
USE THE COMMENT SECTION AND TELL US

KEITH HOUSE ON PARK


KEITH HOUSE ON PARK JUST ACROSS STREET FROM OLD SOCORRO HIGH.

TORREON APARTMENTS




TORREON APARTMENT ON PARK STREET.
THESE APARTMENTS HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER AND ALSO BEEN UNDER VERTURALLY UNDER SORT OF RENOVATION DURING THIS TIME. THE WALL AROUND THE COMPLEX WAS RAISED AT ONE TIME TO KEEP THE HIGHSCHOOL STUDENTS FROM SITTING ON THE WALL.
IT HAD SEVERAL COATS OF STUCCO OR MUD PUT ON IN THE STANDARD SOUTHWEST COLORS, EITHER TAN OR DARK BROWN.

THE TALL 2 STORY BUILDING ACROSS THE STREET AT THE SOUTH END IS THE LOCATION OF THE OLD PUBLIC LIBRARY. NOT SURE OF THE BUILDING IT SELF.


ANOTHER SHOT OF THE APARTMENTS FROM MCCUTHEON STREET LOOKING WEST.

DR. RICHARD REESE


HOME DR. RICHARD REESE, THE PRESIDENT OF NEW MEXICO SCHOOL OF MINES (1930s AND 40s)

JUDGE JAMES FITCH HOME


THE JUDGE JAMES FITCH HOME

BILL AND MARY FITCH HOME


THE HOME LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET FROM JUDGE JAMES FITCH WAS THE HOME OF THE JUDGE'S SON WILLIAM 'BILL' AND HIS WIFE MARY FITCH. AS I REMEMBER BILL WAS THE ENGINEER IN CHARGE OF THE SOCORRO AREA OF THE U. S. COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY. A FUNCTION OF THE FEDERAL WATERWAYS. BILL WAS ALWAYS TAKING MEASUREMENTS ON THE RIO AS TO CURRENT SPEED AND DEPTH AND SILT CONTENT AND AMOUNT.

EATON/DARR HOME


WALTER DARR WAS THE WATER MAN FOR MANY YEARS AND ACTIVE IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT .

BURKES/PADILLA HOME


ORIGINALLY GARNETT BURKES HOME LATER SOLD TO DAMIAN PADILLA


ANOTHER FROM THE DRIVEWAY

VACANT LOT (REPRESENTS BALDWIN LOT)




THE AGAVE PLANT IS HERE TO REPRESENT THE FORMER LOCATION OF THE BALDWIN FAMILY HOME.
THE HOME WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE.

BALDWIN HOME MRS. BALDWIN AND SON ROBERT BALDWIN LIVED HERE. MRS BALDWIN OWNED A CURIO STORE ON THE PLAZA WITH THE FINEST SELECTION OF NAVAJO BLANKETS. BOB WAS IN THE INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE BUSINESS ALSO ON THE PLAZA. INTERESTINGLY NANCY BURKES, DAUGHTER OF MRS. BALDWIN, AND HER HUSBAND GARNETT BURKES BUILT THEIR HOME ACROSS THE STREET.

CAPT. COONEY HOUSE


CAPT. COONEY HOUSE ON MCCUTCHEON.

COURTESY HOUSE


COURTESY HOUSE


COURTESY HOUSE NOW BELONGS TO JEANETTE SALOME. FROM JESSIE'S DRESS SHOP.

EATON RESIDENCE BEYOND THE WALL



EATON RESIDENCE ON EATON STREET

ABEYTA





ABEYTA HOUSE ON EATON 'WIDOWS WALK'

EVERHART HOME


THE EVERHART HOME NEAR THE HW60 CURVE. MR. EVERHART WAS A MINING ENGINEER AND DID
MOST OF THE HIS WORK NORTH AND WEST OF SOCORRO. HE HAD DIGS OF HIS OWN AND ALSO DID
CONSULTING FOR OTHER MINE OWNERS.

DR. C. C. CLARK HOME ( ARMIJO HOME)


DOCTOR C. C. CLARK, A LOCAL DENTIST, AND FOR A LONG TIME THE ONLY ONE, A VERY STRONG
SUPPORTER OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, IT IS FOR HIM THE ATHLETIC FIELD IS NAMED. AS A YOUNG BOY I PASSED BY THIS STRUCTURE TWICE DAILY FOR YEARS. THERE WAS AT ONE TIME
A SET OF GRAVES JUST INSIDE THE DRIVEWAY TO THE LEFT(I THINK I REMEMBER THE LOCATION RIGHT, WIFE BELIEVES THAT THIS IS RIGHT. SEEN SUMMER OF 1978/9)




THE RENOVATED CLARK HOME NOW THE ARMIJO HOME

GEORGE COOK HOME ' LAS OLLAS'





HOME OF MR.& MRS. GEORGE COOK. A LONG TIME RESIDENT AND SUPPORTER OF CIVIC
EVENTS AND FOR THE GROWTH OF SOCORRO. AT CHRISTMAS FOR YEARS THE COOK'S WOULD
PUT LUMINARIOS ON THE WALL AROUND THE YARD AND ALSO THE NICHES IN THE WALL.



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ZWICKY HOME


ZWICKY HOME ON THE CURVE. DESIGNED IN THE 1930'S AND BUILT ABOUT THE SAME TIME.
THIS WAS A FAVORITE GATHERING SPOT FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS 1945 / 1950. THE ZWICKY'S WERE VERY KIND IN ALLOWING AND ENCOURAGING THEIR DAUGHTER CECILIA ROWE
TO HAVE THE GANG HERE RATHER THE STREETS OR TROUBLE IT WAS A GREAT HOME

RUBY GRIFFITH HOME


THE RUBY GRIFFITH HOME ON GRANT ST. RUBY GRIFFITH A LONG TIME RESIDENT OF SOCORRO
WAS AN AVID GARDNER, HER PASSION DETERRED BY WHAT SHE CALLED 'WEEK KNEES' YET SHE WAS KNOWN TO TAKE TO WALKING ON OCCASION THE FULL DISTANCE TO THE SCHOOL OF MINES.
I FORGOT TO MENTION RUBY CALL THEM HER 'WEEK' KNEES BECAUSE AFTER THE WALK TO SCHOOL IT WOULD TAKE A WEEK TO QUIT HURTING.

WOODRUFF HOME




WOODRUFF HOME RENOVATED

WEIR HOME




THE WEIR HOME. MRS.WEIR AND CHILDREN MARGARET AND JOHN 'JACK' WERE LONG TIME RESIDENT OF SOCORRO.

JAKE TAYLOR HOME


JAKE TAYLOR HOUSE ON FISCHER ST

STAPLETON HOME


STAPLETON HOME ON FISCHER

PICKENS HOME ON FISCHER ST


THIS IS THE RENOVATED HOME AFTER A FIRE,
THE PICKENS HOME. THE ELDER MR. PICKENS WAS A LONG TIME RESIDENT AND FOR SOME TIME THE ONLY PLUMBER IN TOWN. WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS THAT MR. PICKENS HAD LOST IS LEFT ARM IN AN ACCIDENT, THE OTHER FACT WAS THAT MR. PICKENS WAS THE FINEST OF PIANO TUNERS AND WAS A MAGNIFICENT PLAYER OF THE PIANO AND WOULD PLAY THE MUSIC WRITTEN FOR ONE HAND. WHEN HE CAME TO TUNE THE PIANO HE WOULD COME DRESSED IN A TUXEDO AND WEARING A TOP HAT. A FINE FINE GENTLEMAN FATHER OF THREE BOYS AND ONE DAUGHTER.

REMODELED JOE TORRES HOME WITH GROTTO


JOE TORRES' HOUSE RENOVATED AND ALSO KNOWN FOR THE BEAUTIFUL GROTTO
THE GROTTO IS TO THE LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL. IT BELONGS TO SAN MIGUEL CATHOLIC CHURCH.

JAKE ZINGERLE HOME ON BERNARD ST AT MT.CARMEL




ON THE LEFT IS VIEW OF HOME JAKE ZINGERLE FROM NORTH TO SOUTH ON BERNARD ST.
ON THE RIGHT IS A VIEW OF THE BACK AND IS THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE HOUSE.


JAKE ZINGERLE HOME ON BERNARD ST AT MT.CARMEL LOOKING WEST.

JACOBO SEDILLO HOME RENOVATED




RENOVATED SEDILLO HOUSE ON BERNARD ST

TERRY MOORE HOME


TERRY MOORE HOME ON BACA ST.


MOORE HOUSE ON BERNARD ST SIDE


MOORE HOUSE ON BERNARD ST BACK OF HOUSE.

TERRY MOORE HOME ON BACA ST.

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