New Mexico New Deal Sites November 2018 - Photo #238 - Los Poblanos Ranch

Photo: 18 November 2018
Albuquerque NM, Los Poblanos Ranch, historic inn and farm, 4803 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107. "The original property was a WPA era stimulus project around an 800 acre working ranch."[1]  "In 1932, Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms commissioned architect John Gaw Meem and numerous WPA artists and craftsmen to renovate the ranch house and create the Cultural Center for political and community events and recreation with gardens designed by Rose Greeley."[2]
  1. Kathryn A. Flynn, Public Art and Architecture in New Mexico 1933-1943, Sunstone Press (2012), p.31.
  2. Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm, "About" web page, accessed 29 November 2018. The 1932 date cannot be totally accurate since the New Deal didn't begin until 1933 and the WPA did not exist until 1934. It might be more accurate to put the date at and 1934 and credit the CWA.
  3. Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, Wikipedia, accessed 29 November 2018: "Numerous WPA artists and craftsmen also contributed to Los Poblanos to renovate the ranch house and create the Cultural Center".