Casa de Armijo
Circa 1840 watercolor portrait of Manuel Armijo
Casa de Armijo/La Placita as it looks today
Historic sign for Casa de Armijo
Circa 1931 photo Case de Armijo, then turned into La Placita restaurant
1880s photo of Casa de Arminjo when served as an office building and courthouse for the County of Bernalillo (of which Albuquerque is located)
Backstory and Context
"Built in 1706 and occupied for many generations by the Armijo family who were prominent in local history. This hacienda was gay with social life.
During the turmoil of the early settlement the Mexican, Spanish and American Civil War occupation it was used as a fort and a refuge.
Later, still occupied by the Armijo family, portions were used as an early trading post.
In 1930 it was restored from a ruin to its present condition and remodeled in conformity with its old character."
Keleher, William A. (1982) . Turmoil in New Mexico 1846-1868. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Rydal Press. pp. 7–34, notes 110–115, 123–133.
Chávez, Thomas E. (2006). New Mexico Past and Future. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press. pp. 113–114.
Roberts, Calvin & Susan (2004). A History of New Mexico (3rd ed.). Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press. pp. 203–204.
Wroth, William. "Manuel Armino". NM History.Org. NM State Historian.
Chávez, Angélico (1999). Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Museum of New Mexico Press. pp. 318–319.
Simmons, Marc (1973). The Little Lion of the Southwest: a life of Manuel Antonio Chaves. Chicago: The Swallow Press.