Garage (Building #27) – Carlsbad National Park NM

City:
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM

Site Type:
Parks and Recreation, Shops and Auxiliary Buildings

New Deal Agencies:
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Work Relief Programs

Completed:
1940

Designer:
Ken Saunders

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed a garage in what is now known as the Carlsbad Caverns National Park Historic District.

National Register of Historic Places nomination form, 1988:

Warehouse, NPS Bldg #27, probably designed by Ken Saunders, architect, Branch of Plans and Design, Regional Office, Santa Fe; erected in 1940 by CCC workers; formerly also used for storage of supplies and equipment, and as a radio and electric shop, as well as a garage; still used as a garage.

Simplified New Mexican Territorial Revival Style; one-story; rectangular plan measuring about 97′ x 25′; beige-colored stuccoed adobe walls; flat asphalted roof; concrete floor; stuccoed interior walls. The 12 windows are steel fixed multi-lite panes inset with projected windows of 4 lites. The interior contains 3 wall divisions built of wood. The front of the building is entirely open but originally contained large wooden doors. Wooden canales drain the roof. The building is in good condition.

Source notes

National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form:
https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NRHP/88001173_text (accessed Apr. 9, 2022)

Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 9, 2022.

Location Info


Reef Top Circle and Permian Drive
Carlsbad, NM

Coordinates: 32.178333, -104.441870

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