A new post office and federal building was constructed in 1935 in Carlsbad, New Mexico at the northeast corner of W Fox St. and S Halagueno St., with Treasury Department funds. The building had housed an example of New Deal artwork, now housed in the Carlsbad Museum.
In 1964 the Carlsbad Current-Argus reported on a time capsule located in the Depression-era building’s cornerstone:
“Construction workers are tearing down parts of the structure which will become part of a new federal building at the same site. Various Eddy County memorabilia were placed in the box when the cornerstone was laid on April 13, 1935. The post office moved out of the building in 1963.”
The 1960s federal building now serves as a municipal building and courthouse.
Carlsbad Current-Argus, Tuesday, July 28, 1964 (pg. 1)
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 22, 2022.
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