Gutiérrez Hubbell House, South Valley of Albuquerque
The Gutiérrez-Hubbell House is a 6,500 square foot adobe hacienda symbolic of the Spanish-American and Anglo-American traditions and cultures prevalent during the Territorial Period, 1848-1912. It is one of the few remaining structures of its type in the Santa Fe/Albuquerque area and is a representation of Spanish-American and Anglo-American architecture, cultures, and traditions reminiscent of early New Mexico. The Gutiérrez Hubbell House was chosen in 2003 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of only twelve official Save America’s Treasures projects to be featured in Home and Garden Television’s new public affairs campaign “Restore America: A Salute to Preservation.”
Cornerstones is partnering with Bernalillo County (the property owner) and the Hubbell House Alliance in the restoration of this site. In 2003, Cornerstones conducted a conditions assessment and completed an Historic Structures Report. Phase one of the restoration work is underway in the Southwest Wing. Preservation includes interior and exterior basal wall repair, adobe brick making, cement plaster removal, and exterior and interior mud plastering. Restoration of this phase is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2005.
A youth training program, funded by a Youth Conservation Corp grant, is being implemented in 2005 to complete restoration of the Southwest Wing. Cornerstones’ staff will provide preservation education, hands-on training, and supervision to a team of twelve at-risk South Valley youth.