Animas Street Sidewalks – Lordsburg NM

Description

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed several miles of sidewalk in Lordsburg during the Great Depression. By 1936, they were building on average 4,000’ of sidewalk per month, with the goal of completing 40 blocks. Adhering to WPA rules, only property owners who paid for materials and incidentals benefited from the program. The work was declared by the Lordsburg Liberal on August 16, 1936 “as something that will be of a lasting benefit to the community.”

Animas Street sidewalk work was conducted in 1936 and 1938.

Source notes

Source: Murphey, John W. “Intensive Level Survey of Downtown Lordsburg.” Hidalgo County Heritage Society, 2014

Project originally submitted by John W. Murphey on January 20, 2015.

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Location Info


Animas St.
Lordsburg, NM

Coordinates: 32.348970, -108.705425

2 comments on “Animas Street Sidewalks – Lordsburg NM

  1. David Dahlgren

    I am interested in finding, looking, and taking pictures of WPA, CCC and any New Deal projects. I am a believer in ‘good’ government and the New Deal was a great example of good government.

    • Gabriel Milner

      They’re really all around you. Keep your eyes open for plaques and other kinds of markers and you’ll see them all around.

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