Watch Video of Kromer House Presentation

Kindly recorded at the home of Eugenia and Charles Eberle on Saturday, April 27, 2024.

Professor Stefan Schoberlein, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University-Central Texas, and Teri Reynoso, Special Collections Librarian at The Public Library of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, will present “Meet the Kromers:  A Case Study of the Albuquerque Boheme, 1930s – 1950s”.  

In 1937 Tom Kromer, the author of the depression era novel “Waiting for Nothing,” and his wife Janet Kromer, the Women’s Page editor at the Albuquerque Tribune and a correspondent for Life and Time magazines, bought a historic house in Los Ranchos that would later be named after them. Originally constructed out of terrones, the house is an architectural landmark that dates back to the 1880s. The Kromers  hired pueblo workers who restored the house from a semi-ruinous condition. It was placed on the National Historic Registry during the construction of the Paseo Del Norte highway in an attempt to preserve it from future development.