De Baca County

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De Baca

De Baca County is named for Ezequiel de Baca, who was the second governor of the state of New Mexico.

 

Created:  February 28, 1917

County Seat:

Fort Sumner  1917 – present

 

County Courthouse – Fort Sumner

 

Location:  514 Avenue C / 5th Street

Built:  1929 – 1930

Style:  Georgian Revival

Architect:  Kerr & Walsh of Amarillo, Texas

Contractor:  Axtell & Sperry of Roswell

 

Description: The building faces south and is a rectangular two story light red brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south front has a Greek Classical portico. The roof is red colored title and the building sits on a concrete base. The building has a large murals on the second floor created by Russell Vernon Hunter. On the west side is a one story buff colored brick Community Service Center constructed in 1985. The architect was Pat McMurray, Architect and the contractor was Trademaster Construction Company

 

Note:  The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $29,814.

 

 See:  National Register of Historic Places – De Baca County Courthouse

 

Old County Courthouse – Fort Sumner

 

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Location:  786 4th Street / Avenue A

Built:  1917 – 1918

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description: The building faces east and is a rectangular two story light red colored brick structure. The building is located in the center of the city to the west of the courthouse. The roof line is flat. The building served as the courthouse until 1930 and is now The Art Gallery.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Guadalupe County and Quay County

E – Quay County and Roosevelt County 

S – Chaves County

W – Lincoln County and Guadalupe County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Community Service Center

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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Old Fort Sumner – Bill the Kid grave

Photos taken 2007 and 2016