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Buena Vista Heights Addition Records

Identifier: MSS-0024


Collection holds legal documents for the foundation and ownership of the Buena Vista Heights (BVH) Addition to the City of Albuquerque. Contains correspondence and receipts relating to BVH Addition dating from 1922 to 1930. Additional material relating to Paul William’s New Mexico homestead also included.


  • 1921 - 1944
  • Majority of material found within 1921 - 1930


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Biographical / Historical

Paul William Williams was born on 18 November 1888 in Keokuk, Iowa, to Louis and Lucy Williams. He had a sister Eva, born 1883, and a brother Ralph, born 1891. In the early 1910s, the Williams siblings all filed homestead claims in New Mexico. Starting approximately 1913, Paul began working for Salt’s Textile Manufacturing Company at their mill in Lyon, France. Paul would travel to New Mexico from France will some regularity, but eventually started his own business in France. He purchased the property that would become Buena Vista Heights Addition in 1920. He left the management of the Addition first to Harrold B. Sellers, then Harrold’s father D. K. B. Sellers. Paul returned to New Mexico to live in 1935. He returned with a wife named Jeanne Georgette Mathilde Noizet. Jeanne and Paul had one daughter, Estelle, but the couple divorced by 1945. Paul was listed as the president of Buena Vista Heights Improvement Company for many years. By 1949, his occupation was listed as “real estate”. Paul later married a woman named Dorothy. Paul had two other children named Dolly and James, but it is unclear which wife was their mother. Dorothy filed for divorce in 1958. After 1956, Paul’s occupation is listed as “rancher”, and after 1960 he is no longer listed as living in Albuquerque. Paul died on 22 May 1978, and is buried at Sunset Memorial Park.


1 box

Language of Materials


Inventory of the Buena Vista Heights Addition Records (MSS-0024), 1921-1930
Teri L. Reynoso
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Special Collections Library Repository

Special Collections Library
The Public Library, Albuquerque and Bernalillo County
423 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque NM 87102 USA