Project type: Fairgrounds, Parks and Recreation
Designers: Wilfred StedhamView Project in a Separate Window
The New Mexico State Fairgrounds opened at its current location in 1937. In addition to buildings, we should look to New Deal programs for basic infrastructure such as exterior walls, gates and landscaping.
"Wilfred Stedham designed the grandstand, paddock, track and clubhouses as a part of this New Deal Project."
Flynn, Kathryn A., editor. Treasures on New Mexico Trails: discovery of New Deal art and architecture. New Mexico State Historic Preservation Division, 1995. Pg. 33. "New Deal Sites in New Mexico," Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps, New Mexico Humanities Council.
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Who designed the tower at the Central Avenue gate of the New Mexico Fairgrounds? Its classic Spanish Pueblo Revival Style reminds me of John Gaw Meem’s work.