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 s

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 structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The south front has a Greek Classical portico. The roof is red 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 Services 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 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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Photos taken 2007 and 2016