Lincoln National Forest Service Building – Alamogordo NM

City:
Alamogordo, NM

Site Type:
Art Works, Federal Facilities, Murals, Auxiliary Federal Facilities, Post Offices

New Deal Agencies:
Public Works Funding, Federal & Military Operations, Treasury Department, Public Works Administration (PWA)

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

“This building, which was built in 1938 as a post office in the New Deal project, PWA (Public Works Administration), is the home of a beautiful Peter Hurd mural which is on the front exterior of the building.

In Alamogordo, under the Art-in-Architecture program titled, ‘Sun and Rain,’ Peter Hurd painted one of New Mexico’s most beautiful frescos in 1942, around the entrance to the building. The central part of the fresco is flanked by two smaller frescos, ‘Sorghum’ and Yucca.'”

The structure is now a county building in Alamogordo.

-Treasures on New Mexico Trails

Source notes

Flynn, Kathryn A., editor. Treasures on New Mexico Trails: discovery of New Deal art and architecture. New Mexico State Historic Preservation Division, 1995. Pg. 19.

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

New Mexico Chapter of the National New Deal Preservation Association
<https://newdeallegacy.org/State_Sites2/New_Mexico.htm>

Location Info


1101 New York Ave
Alamogordo, NM 88310

Coordinates: 32.900161, -105.95882

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