Otero County

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Otero County is named for Michael A Otero, territorial representative to Congress from 1856 to 1861.

 

Created:  January 30, 1899

County Seat: 

Alamogordo 1899 – present

 

County Courthouse – Alamogordo  

 

Location:  1000 New York Avenue / 10th Street

Built:  1954 – 1955

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Wolgamood and Millington

Contractor:  Frank Tatsch

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. On the west front are two square columns framing the recessed entrance. There is a one story wing on the northwest and on the southwest. The building was expanded in 1986 to 1988. The architect was Sam Pool.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by F M Paradice and constructed by S E Pelphrey in 1901.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lincoln County

E – Chaves County and Eddy County

S – Culberson County, Texas, Hudspeth County, Texas and El Paso County, Texas

W – Dona Ana County and Sierra County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007