New Mexico School of Mines: Weir Hall – Socorro NM

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“Weir Hall was another federal project, built under the Works Project Administration (WPA) in 1939. It was named for John Weir, a longtime professor of mining at the School of Mines, who worked here from the mid-1920s until his death in the late 1930’s, just before the building was completed. The 1925 School of Mines yearbook, Porphyry, describes Weir as ‘undoubtedly one of the best instructors in surveying and drafting that the School of Mines has ever had.'”

-New Mexico 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.

WPA plaque.

Project originally submitted by The Living New Deal on April 23, 2016.
Additional contributions by Frank da Cruz.

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Location Info


801 Leroy Pl.
Socorro, NM 87801

Coordinates: 34.0677705, -106.904774

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