City Hall – Artesia NM

Description

“Construction of this building was completed in 1939 as a WPA (Works Progress Administration, a depression-era program) building project. It brought several City departments together under the same roof, including the City Clerk, City Manager, and the Public Library. The WPA Sewing Room also was there, as well as an assembly room for public meetings. In later years, the Police and Fire departments were housed in the building along with a United States Navy recruiting office, the municipal courts, and even the state meat inspector. The City outgrew the building in the early 1960s and moved to its current location on Texas Avenue. The building has been under private ownership since then, and is utilized as office space.”

-Artesia Walking Tour

Source notes

Artesia Walking Tour Map, Artesia Chamber of Commerce


Flynn, Kathryn A., editor. Treasures on New Mexico Trails: discovery of New Deal art and architecture. New Mexico State Historic Preservation Division, 1995. 

"New Deal Sites in New Mexico," Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps, New Mexico Humanities Council.


New Mexico Chapter of the National New Deal Preservation Association

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Location Info


422 West Main St.
Artesia, NM 88210

Coordinates: 32.842257, -104.401718

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