Lincoln County

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Lincoln County is named for Abraham Lincoln, who was a member of Congress from Illinois ( 1847-1849 and President of the United States ( 1861-1865 ).

 

Created:  January 16, 1869 

County Seat: 

Lincoln       1869 – 1913

Carrizozo  1913 – present

 

County Courthouse – Carrizozo

 

Location:  300 Central Avenue / 4th Avenue

Built:  1963 – 1964

Style:  Modern Pueblo

Architect:  George A Buffington of Voll, Buffington & Nolan

Contractor:  Ballard & Bates

 

Description:  The building faces east and is part a group of three one story buff colored brick structures. There is a central courtyard with the old courthouse constructed in 1939 to 1940 on the west side of the courtyard. The building was a Works Progress Administration project. On the north side is the present courthouse. A long porch supported by pillars runs along the east and south sides. A wide horizontal band runs below the flat roof line.  On the south side of the courtyard is an addition constructed in 1982. The architect  was  Herkenhoff & Associates.  An addition was constructed in 2014. The architect was DPW Architects and the contractor was Basic IDIQ, Inc.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was located in Lincoln. The second courthouse was designed by Szily & Goertz and I H Rapp and constructed in Carrizozo in 1913. The previous courthouse was constructed in 1939 to 1940.

 

Old County Courthouse – Lincoln

 

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Location:  988 Calle La Placita / Main Street

Built:  1874

Style:  Federal

Architect:  L G Murphy & Company

Contractor:  L G Murphy & Company

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story light brown colored stuccoed structure. The building was built as the Murphy-Dolan Store and converted in 1880 to serve as the courthouse until 1913. The front has dual wood stairs with porch on the second story. The roof is hipped.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Torrance County and Guadalupe County

E – De Baca County and Chaves County

S – Chaves County and Otero County

W – Socorro County 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2016