New Mexico New Deal Sites June 2019 - Photo #154 - Santa Fe: Former New Mexico State Police building

The former New Mexico State Police Administration Building built by the Works Progress Administration, 1935. It is one of several police buildings constructed on the same campus by the WPA between 1935 and 1940. The campus was turned over to the New Mexico Department of Transportation in 1971 and the buildings now house offices in the DOT General Complex at 1120 Cerrillos Road.
  1. State Police Open New Headquarters Today, Clovis News-Journal, 18 December 1935, page 1: "Tonight the Governor and Mrs. Tingley will be hosts at an elk dinner to the policement, their wives and guests, at the executive mansion. At 8 o'clock the formal dedication of the building will be held. Speakers will include the governor, Mayor Charles B. Barker of Santa Fe, WPA Director Lea Rowland and Assistant Attorney General J.R. Modrall. After the ceremony, there will be dancing in the new building. The building was constructed as a relief project and WPA project..."
  2. New Mexico State Police District 1 Campus (Former) – Santa Fe NM, Living New Deal website, accessed 12 July 2019: "This expansion [of the police force in 1933] led to the first WPA project creating the administrative building in 1935 (Project No. 65-85-823). In its design, with its two rounded masses flanking a recessed portal, it is similar to another New Deal project in Santa Fe, the New Mexico State Park Administrative Building..."