Alma D’arte Charter High School – Las Cruces NM


1883 – 1937 : Dona Ana County Court House
1941 – 1984 : Las Cruces Junior High School or Court Jr. High School
1993 – present : Mesilla Valley Youth Foundation Court Youth Center
2004 – present : Alma d’arte Charter High School

1883 – 1937 : The Dona Ana County Court House on Court Avenue served as the site of all legal matters in the County, including hangings. The building was razed in 1937 when the County received Works Progress Administration funds to build a new court house and a new junior high school.

Source notes

The 402 West Court History Project Pamphlet, a project of the New Mexico Humanities Council

Project originally submitted by Chelsea Jordan on April 20, 2014.

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

Location Info

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402 W. Court Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88005

Coordinates: 32.3113561, -106.78310770000002

One comment on “Alma D’arte Charter High School – Las Cruces NM

  1. Thanks for honoring the history of the building. I have worked on the renovation and restoration of the building and created the brochure that is mentioned in this info. Was also the founder of the Court Youth Center and Alma d’arte and would be glad to connect with anyone who needs info. I have artifacts of the Jr. High and an oral history that was also part of the 402 West Court project. Mil gracias, Irene Oliver-Lewis

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