Cavern City Air Terminal – Carlsbad NM

Description

The municipal airport southwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico, now known as Cavern City Air Terminal, was constructed during the Depression era with Work Projects Administration (WPA) funds and labor.

The WPA conducted two large-scale projects at the site:

  • “Construct municipal airport,” Project No. 165‐1‐85‐188, a $229,025 project sponsored by the City of Carlsbad.
  • “Develop and improve municipal airport”, Project No. 165‐1‐85‐113, a $48,232 project sponsored by the War Department.

Source notes

Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations, July 2009 (page C-125).

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 22, 2022.

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Location Info


Terminal Drive
Carlsbad, NM 88220

Location notes: General location marker for airport

Coordinates: 32.345, -104.253

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