That man is Dale Bellamah and he made his fortune building homes. The residential street bearing the Bellamah name can be found in the Wells Park and Sawmill neighborhoods as well as in the Northeast Heights in the subdivisions he built. He was considered the sixth-largest homebuilder in the world at one point and his 1954 Princess Jeanne Park “wife-planned” homes in the Northeast Heights earned him respect around the country. His homes were even featured in a 1994 Science in American Life exhibit at The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
A May 11, 1957, Albuquerque Journal story about his success talked about the Princess Jeanne homes that were “the result of interviews and research involving thousands of modern young homemakers. … Every home in Princess Jeanne Park has its own garbage disposal unit, vented kitchen range hoods, sunlamp bath heaters and residents share a community swimming pool, and tennis courts.”
His 1972 Albuquerque Journal obit said Bellamah was one of the men responsible for turning Albuquerque “from a cow town of less than 100,000 to a metropolis of 204,000” during the 1950s.