The Founding of UNM
The University of New Mexico was founded on February 28, 1889.
These are UNM's few buildings as they stood on the mesa in 1907. In the foreground sits Hodgin Hall, the first building built at UNM. In the early years, Hodgin Hall held all the functions of the university inside it, including the library, classrooms, and offices. One year after this image, President Tight renovated it in what would become the distinctive Spanish-Pueblo Revival style. Milton E. Porter, a specialist in images of New Mexico, took the photograph.