New Mexico School of Mines – Socorro NM

Description

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

“Like many institutions of higher learning in New Mexico, the New Mexico School of Mines, as NMIMT was known then, took advantage of the New Deal federal assistance programs (PWA and WPA) to add new buildings and remodel existing buildings on campus. One of the new buildings from that period, Fitch Hall, is a two and one-half story, masonry and stucco, California Mission Revival style building which was completed in 1937. It has been placed on the New Mexico State Register of Historic Buildings, #1461 State Register 3-4-83.

Several New Deal projects at NM Tech have separate listings on Living New Deal. Additional [New Deal] projects on campus include:

  1. Brown Hall remodeled by PWA in 1938
  2. Cramer Hall remodeled by PWA in 1938
  3. Assay Laboratory was built by PWA in 1938
  4. Athletic field developed by WPA
  5. Carpentry shop developed by WPA
  6. Socorro CCC Camp buildings built by WPA were moved to campus in 1939 for temporary Bureau of Mines Offices

Source notes

Public Art and Architecture in New Mexico 1933-1943: A Guide to the New Deal Legacy. 2012. Sunstone Press.

http://www.nmt.edu/fast-facts/298-a-brief-history-of-nmt

Project originally submitted by The Living New Deal on May 6, 2013.
Additional contributions by Frank da Cruz.

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Location Info


801 Leroy Pl.
Socorro, NM 87801

Location notes:

Coordinates: 34.065993, -106.905611

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