New Mexico New Deal Sites November 2018 - Photo #68 - Truth or Consequences Visitor Center

Photo: 8 November 2018.
The Visitor Center at 301 South Foch Street in Truth Or Consequences (formerly Hot Springs), New Mexico. "The historic building was constructed as part of the WPA program in 1935. Built in the Pueblo Revival style, its purpose was to house the Hot Springs City Hall and the Library. It served as City Hall until the 1950s, after which it became (in no particular order) the Senior Center, the Police Department, and even, according to one source, the location of the Sierra County Fair."[1] "At the time of construction the WPA spent a little over $19,000 on the building with some other funds likely contributed by the state or local community ... The interior shows classic Pueblo Revival features — vigas and exposed wood ceilings. The exterior is plain, unadorned stucco with canales and exposed viga beam ends."[2]
  1. Spaceport America Visitor Center in the Historic LBJ [Lee Belle Johnson Building], Sierra County NM website, 9 June 2015. Accessed 23 November 2018.
  2. Selected WPA Projects in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico (author unknown), accessed 23 November 2018.
  3. Hot Springs Community Center (former) – Truth or Consequences NM, Living New Deal website, accessed 23 November 2018.
  4. Works Progress Administration (WPA) (1935), Living New Deal website, accessed 25 November 2018.