WPA & New Deal

Style: Spanish-Pueblo Revival

Otero County Administration Building

South Region

Constructed 1938

The 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, Kathryn Flynn

1101 New York Avenue | Alamogordo, NM 88310
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