Carrie Tingley Home for Crippled Children – Truth or Consequences NM


Now: New Mexico Veterans’ Center

“The New Mexico Veterans’ Center (formerly Carrie Tingley Hospital) was partially funded with WPA funds in 1937. The buildings were left vacant in 1981 when the Hospital moved to Albuquerque. In 1983 the Veterans’ Administration and the New Mexico Legislature provided funds for renovation of the buildings and the establishment of the New Mexico Veterans’ Center.”

-Phyllis Eileen Banks

The “Turtle Pond” outdoor sculpture was commissioned from artist Eugenie Shonnard in 1937.

Source notes

Banks, Phyllis Eileen. "WPA Projects in Southern New Mexico - Windows to our Past," Jan. 6, 2003.

"New Deal Sites in New Mexico," Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps, New Mexico Humanities Council.
We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

Location Info

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992 South Broadway
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901

Location notes:

Coordinates: 33.122903, -107.263902

2 comments on “Carrie Tingley Home for Crippled Children – Truth or Consequences NM

  1. Noelle Serra

    My mother was at the Tingley Hospital for Crippled Children in the 1930’s. I am doing some research on this. If you can help me with any information it would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Tony Lucero

    I was a patient at Carrie Tingly Cripple Children Hospital for the first 2 years of my life. I was born with club feet. The doctors performed miracles on my feet. I will always be so grateful for this hospital. I was there 1949-1952. I am very pleased it is serving our veterans.

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