• Carlsbad Intermediate School - Carlsbad NM
    The Carlsbad Intermediate School building, also known as the P.R. Leyva School Campus—originally a high school—is identified as a project that received New Deal assistance in the form of Public Works Administration (PWA) funds in an article in the Carlsbad Current-Argus. The school also features a plaque inside the front main entrance.
  • Carlsbad Museum Mural - Carlsbad NM
    A New Deal mural, "The Jicarilla Apache Trading Post," was created for the 1930s old post office building in Carlsbad, New Mexico. It is now housed at the Carlsbad Museum. Treasures on New Mexico Trails: A large mural-size painting, 42" x 50" by La Verne Nelson Black (1887-1938) under the Treasury Relief Art Project (TRAP) titled, "The Jicarilla Apache Trading Post," is a dramatic work of Jicarilla Apache Indians at the trading post some of whom are on horseback. The time of day is dusk with dark winter clouds in the background and with brighter colors on the individuals.
  • Cavern City Air Terminal - Carlsbad NM
    The municipal airport southwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico, now known as Cavern City Air Terminal, was constructed during the Depression era with Work Projects Administration (WPA) funds and labor. The WPA conducted two large-scale projects at the site: "Construct municipal airport," Project No. 165‐1‐85‐188, a $229,025 project sponsored by the City of Carlsbad. "Develop and improve municipal airport", Project No. 165‐1‐85‐113, a $48,232 project sponsored by the War Department.
  • Eddy County Courthouse Expansion - Carlsbad NM
    Sometimes mis-attributed to the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the Public Works Administration provided funding for the expansion of the Eddy County Courthouse and jail in 1939. Treasures on New Mexico Trails: "Eddy County Courthouse was begun in 1891, with additions in 1914 and 1939. The 1939 addition was done by the WPA for $185,000." Eddy County History: "Eddy County was named for Charles B. Eddy, a rancher in southeastern New Mexico during the last decades of the 19th century. ... The original courthouse built a few years after the creation of the county was a Victorian structure built for $21,000 with a...
  • Eddy County Courthouse Square Landscaping - Carlsbad NM
    According to the Carlsbad Current-Argus, WPA efforts in Eddy County included "landscaping Carlsbad courthouse grounds."
  • Edison School - Carlsbad NM
    The  Edison School is identified as a project that received New Deal assistance in the form of Public Works Administration (PWA) funds in an article in the Carlsbad Current-Argus.
  • Lake Carlsbad Beach Park - Carlsbad NM
    Quoting from a supplement issued 30 years prior, the Carlsbad Current-Argus stated in 1970: "Through the assistance of WPA the city has just completed a $50,000 improvement program at Municipal Beach park. This includes a beautiful bath house of natural rock design and complete landscaping of the park area with walks, trees and grass." The park, which was constructed during the late 1930s by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), lines a reservoir along the dammed Pecos River. Its riverwalk currently extends for miles along either side of the lake. The original "beach park" was located along the western side of the...
  • National Guard Armory (former) - Carlsbad NM
    The Work Projects Administration (WPA) constructed the former National Guard Armory at 302 W. Fox Street in Carlsbad, New Mexico, in about 1941-2. WPA project No. 265‐1‐85‐20: "Construct Armory and improve grounds," $108,355, sponsored by the State Armory Board.
  • Post Office (former) - Carlsbad NM
    A new post office and federal building was constructed in 1935 in Carlsbad, New Mexico at the northeast corner of W Fox St. and S Halagueno St., with Treasury Department funds. The building had housed an example of New Deal artwork, now housed in the Carlsbad Museum. In 1964 the Carlsbad Current-Argus reported on a time capsule located in the Depression-era building's cornerstone: "Construction workers are tearing down parts of the structure which will become part of a new federal building at the same site. Various Eddy County memorabilia were placed in the box when the cornerstone was laid on April 13,...
  • Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area - Carlsbad NM
    "Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area is an oasis in the desert featuring a 150-foot waterfall. The natural setting of rock cliffs, cascading water and riparian vegetation along with historic structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps attracts many visitors to this unique spot. Sitting Bull Falls is located in the Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District, about 42 miles Southwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico. Drinking water fountains, modern restrooms, rock cabanas, picnic tables, grills and trash bins are provided for visitors. Sidewalks provide easy access to the waterfall with a viewing deck near the falls for handicapped visitors who are...