Hidalgo County

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Hidalgo County is named for the town of Guadalupe Hidalgo, where the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed in 1848 which ended the Mexican War and ceded New Mexico to the United States.

 

Created:  February 25, 1919

County Seat: 

Lordsburg  1919 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lordsburg  

 

Location:  300 South Shakespeare Street / East 3rd Street

Built:  1926 – 1927

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Thorman & Fraser

Contractor:  Jack Heather

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. Around the west front has a central entrance. Surrounding the entrance are stylized pilasters decorated with floral medallion symbols. Above this is a classically detailed pediment with dentilated horizontal and raking cornice, plain tympanum, and simplified ancon. This area is darkly painted, but was originally unpainted concrete. The flat roof line projects and has white colored stone trim below the projection. The courtroom is located on the second story. The modern white colored stone addition on the north side was built in 1978. The architect was Burton, Leyendecker & Leyendecker, Inc. and the contractor was Thomas E Hartigan. On the east side is the one story rectangular shaped County Administration.

 

Note:  The present courthouses is the first and only courthouse in the County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Grant County

E – Grant County, Luna County and Mexico

S – Mexico

W – Cochise County, Arizona and Greenlee County, Arizona

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Administration

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2019