• Algodones Elementary School Addition - Algodones NM
    On September 17, 1935, the Bernalillo Board of Education made a project proposal to the Works Progress Administration (WPA) for an addition to an the elementary school in the village of Algodones, a rural farming community north of Albuquerque. The project, which was carried out in 1936, also included “leveling and straightining of the school grounds” (WPA OP 65-85-492: 7158). The Board estimated that the work would cost the school district $2,768.00, with the WPA contributing another $3,168.00. The WPA played an important role in developing school infrastructure in New Mexico during the Great Depression. Prior to the New Deal, New...