New Mexico School of Mines: Fitch Hall – Socorro NM

Description

Fitch Hall was built as a part of the federal governments Public Works Administration (PWA), a program which created jobs during the Great Depression. Finished in 1937, it was named for James G. Fitch, who served three terms on the board of regents–1894 to 1899, 1909 to 1912, and 1922 to 1927. Fitch was also a lecturer on mining law at the college.”

-NM Tech

New Mexico School of Mines is now known as New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

Source notes

"Name that Building," New Mexico Tech
"New Deal Sites in New Mexico," Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps, New Mexico Humanities Council.

Project originally submitted by The Living New Deal on April 15, 2012.
Additional contributions by Frank da Cruz.

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Location Info


801 Leroy Pl.
Socorro, NM 87801

Coordinates: 34.065785, -106.905097

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