Planning work by Albuquerque was making it more and more clear that Nob Hill constituted a significant historic resource. In 1995 Albuquerque contracted with UNM architecture professor Chris Wilson to inventory as many buildings in Nob Hill as possible to document their form and identify potential historic districts. The survey:
confirmed that over 90% of the houses had been constructed by 1942
determined that the vast majority of houses surveyed had not been significantly remodeled
found that incremental change through the remodeling of buildings was gradually undermining the historic character of both the residential and commercial portions of the neighborhood.
stated that much of this work could easily be more sympathetic and respectful of this historic character.
recommended that public education through efforts like architectural walking tours could be very constructive.
recommended nomination of Monte Vista and College View additions for listing on the state and national Registers of Historic Places.
Historic District RegisteredIn 1997 the City contracted with consulting historian and Nob Hilleño David Kammer to document The Twentieth Century Suburban Growth of Albuquerque with the National Park Service. In 1998 the Monte Vista and College View Historic District was listed in the New Mexico Register of Cultural Places. In 2000 the City contracted with Kammer to prepare the nomination of the Monte Vista and College View Additions as a National Historic District. With input from property owners the District was listed in the National Register on August 3, 2001.