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Municipal Beach Park Entrance

Lake Carlsbad Beach Park – Carlsbad NM

Date added: April 9, 2022

Quoting from a supplement issued 30 years prior, the Carlsbad Current-Argus stated in 1970: “Through the assistance of WPA the city has just completed a $50,000 improvement program at Municipal Beach park. This includes a beautiful bath house of natural… read more

Lakewood School (former) Improvements – Lakewood NM

Date added: April 9, 2022

Carlsbad Current-Argus: “Local [Works Progress Administration] employees are now engaged in … refurbishing Lakewood school at Lakewood. … Second story of Lakewood school will be removed, a new roof and teacherage – will be built, and rooms will be redecorated.”

Park Road Repair

Park Road Repairs – Carlsbad Caverns National Park NM

Date added: April 9, 2022

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) “helped to rebuild the flood-damaged Walnut Canyon road” after a major flood in September 1941. This is the “main” road for the park, now known as Carlsbad Cavern Highway.

Rattlesnake Springs

Rattlesnake Springs Historic District – Carlsbad NM

Date added: April 9, 2022

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) operated Camp NP-1-N from 1938 to 1942 at Rattlesnake Springs—now the Rattlesnake Springs Historic District—in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. The group conducted substantial work at the site. Bob Hoff’s Carlsbad Caverns History Blog: At Rattlesnake… read more

Building #27, satellite view

Garage (Building #27) – Carlsbad National Park NM

Date added: April 9, 2022

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed a garage in what is now known as the Carlsbad Caverns National Park Historic District. National Register of Historic Places nomination form, 1988: Warehouse, NPS Bldg #27, probably designed by Ken Saunders, architect, Branch… read more

Building #26, satellite view

Warehouse (Building #26) – Carlsbad National Park NM

Date added: April 9, 2022

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed a warehouse in what is now known as the Carlsbad Caverns National Park Historic District. National Register of Historic Places nomination form, 1988: Warehouse, NPS Bldg #26. Designed in 1941 by architect Ken Saunders… read more

Building 25

Triplex Dwellings – Carlsbad National Park NM

Date added: April 9, 2022

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed two triplex residences: NPS Building 25 and Building 28, in what is now known as the Carlsbad Caverns National Park Historic District. National Register of Historic Places nomination form, 1988: Multiple Dwelling Unit #1:… read more

Overview of Carlsbad Caverns Historic District

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Historic District – Carlsbad NM

Date added: April 9, 2022

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) operated a camp at Rattlesnake Springs from 1938 to 1942 and conducted substantial construction and development work at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, including at what’s now known as the Carlsbad Caverns National Park Historic District…. read more

Port of Entry (former) – Malaga NM

Date added: March 22, 2022

The WPA constructed a port of entry facility in 1938 along U.S. 285. Living New Deal believes the facility to be long demolished. Carlsbad Current-Argus, 1938: Ground was broken at Malaga today for construction of a new port of entry… read more

Edison School – Carlsbad NM

Date added: March 22, 2022

The  Edison School is identified as a project that received New Deal assistance in the form of Public Works Administration (PWA) funds in an article in the Carlsbad Current-Argus.

Carlsbad Intermediate School

Carlsbad Intermediate School – Carlsbad NM

Date added: March 22, 2022

The Carlsbad Intermediate School building, also known as the P.R. Leyva School Campus—originally a high school—is identified as a project that received New Deal assistance in the form of Public Works Administration (PWA) funds in an article in the Carlsbad… read more

Eddy County Courthouse, Carlsbad, NM

Eddy County Courthouse Expansion – Carlsbad NM

Date added: March 22, 2022

Sometimes mis-attributed to the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the Public Works Administration provided funding for the expansion of the Eddy County Courthouse and jail in 1939. Treasures on New Mexico Trails: “Eddy County Courthouse was begun in 1891, with additions… read more

Post Office (former) – Carlsbad NM

Date added: March 22, 2022

A new post office and federal building was constructed in 1935 in Carlsbad, New Mexico at the northeast corner of W Fox St. and S Halagueno St., with Treasury Department funds. The building had housed an example of New Deal… read more

Old National Guard Armory, Carlsbad, NM

National Guard Armory (former) – Carlsbad NM

Date added: March 22, 2022

The Work Projects Administration (WPA) constructed the former National Guard Armory at 302 W. Fox Street in Carlsbad, New Mexico, in about 1941-2. WPA project No. 265‐1‐85‐20: “Construct Armory and improve grounds,” $108,355, sponsored by the State Armory Board.