Roosevelt County Courthouse – Portales NM

Description

Construction of the Roosevelt County Courthouse and Jail was undertaken as a New Deal project during the Great Depression. Sometimes mis-attributed to the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.), the building was actually a Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) project. The P.W.A. supplied an $89,173 grant for the building’s construction; total cost of the project was $197,381. Construction occurred between 1937 and 1938/9.

P.W.A. Docket No. N.M. 1024-D.S.

Source notes

Building plaque

Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 173.

National Register of Historic Places:
https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/08001136

"New Deal Sites in New Mexico," Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps, New Mexico Humanities Council.
http://atlas.nmhum.org/atlas.php?gmap=42

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Location Info


100 W. 2nd St.
Portales , NM 88130

Coordinates: 34.185916, -103.337295

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