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Jail (former) – Quemado NM

Date added: February 19, 2018

“When passing through the Village of Quemado in southwestern New Mexico, don’t miss the New Deal rock jail built in 1934 by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA). These letters are chiseled over the entry area and the building is… read more

City Park and Pool – Portales NM

Date added: February 19, 2018

The Portales City Park and swimming pool were constructed as New Deal projects, most likely by the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

Eastern New Mexico State Park (former) – Portales NM

Date added: February 19, 2018

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed the former Eastern New Mexico State Park, occasionally referred to as “Blackwater Draw Park”, ca. 1934-6. Flynn: “This CCC-built site was originally created to reforest 9,600 acres of that Dust Bowl area. Later the state… read more

Lea Hall (ENMU) – Portales NM

Date added: February 19, 2018

ENMU’s Lea Hall was constructed as a New Deal project in 1936.  The Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) provided a $46,000 loan and $37,636 grant for the project, whose total cost was $85,034. P.W.A. Docket No. N.M. 7048

Quay Hall (ENMU) – Portales NM

Date added: February 19, 2018

ENMU’s Quay Hall was constructed as a New Deal project in 1935-6. The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a loan and a grant to cover most of the cost of the project.  

Golden Library (ENMU): Artwork – Portales NM

Date added: February 19, 2018

In addition to “Science,” a large New Deal mural, ENMU’s Golden library is the home of several smaller commissioned (“portable”) examples of New Deal paintings, including: Gene Kloss: “Penitente Friday” and “Acoma” Stuart Walker: “Black and White Sawmill” and “Abstract” Cady Wells: “Mesas”… read more

Roosevelt County Museum (ENMU) – Portales NM

Date added: February 19, 2018

The Roosevelt County Museum was established in 1940, and a home for it was funded and built by the Work Projects Administration (WPA). It is located at the northern end of the ENMU campus, off W 2nd St. In addition to… read more

Golden Library (ENMU): Jonson Mural – Portales NM

Date added: February 19, 2018

The abstract mural titled “Science,” by Raymond Jonson, was funded by the WPA’s Federal Art Project. It is in ENMU’s Golden Library. Nearby, the university’s administration building houses this mural’s twin, titled “Art”. Flynn: They were planned as a pair, with the aim… read more

Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) – Portales NM

Date added: February 19, 2018

Eastern New Mexico University saw great improvements resulting from the efforts and funding of multiple New Deal programs. The campus is home to several outstanding New Deal buildings and artworks.

Portales Woman’s Club – Portales NM

Date added: February 19, 2018

The Portales Woman’s Club building was constructed by the W.P.A. It is still in service, and may have housed examples of New Deal artwork in its early days.

School and Gymnasium (demolished) – Encino NM

Date added: February 19, 2018

A former school building and gymnasium in Encino, New Mexico were constructed as a W.P.A. project. “The high school and gymnasium built by the WPA between 1936 and 1939 were recently torn down due to safety issues.”

School (former) – Madrid NM

Date added: February 19, 2018

A former stone school facility in Madrid, New Mexico was constructed by the Work Projects Administration (W.P.A.) in 1940. Located by the community’s W.P.A.-built ballpark, the former school is now a privately owned.

School (former) – Trementina NM

Date added: February 19, 2018

A former school building in Trementina, New Mexico was constructed as a W.P.A. project. The building is located on Route 419, just northeast of the road’s intersection with Route 104.