Port of Entry (former) – Malaga NM

Description

The WPA constructed a port of entry facility in 1938 along U.S. 285. Living New Deal believes the facility to be long demolished.

Carlsbad Current-Argus, 1938:

Ground was broken at Malaga today for construction of a new port of entry building, two blocks south of the town. The new port of entry quarters will include an office and reception room, living quarters for inspectors and two rest rooms. Whether the building will be of rock or adobe will not be known until officials arrive with- detailed plans. Total cost of the structure also is undetermined. Twelve WPA laborers have been assigned to the Job, which probably will require about 60 days for completion.

Source notes

Carlsbad Current-Argus, Tuesday, April 26, 1938, pg. 1: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/503246424/ (accessed Mar. 22, 2022)

Carlsbad Current-Argus, Sunday, May 26, 1940, pg. 45: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/503228214/ (accessed Mar. 22, 2022)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 22, 2022.

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Location Info


Malaga, NM

Location notes: Approximate location marker

Coordinates: 32.22301, -104.07209

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