Socorro County

US States / N / New Mexico / Socorro County
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Socorro County was the named conferred by Don Juan de Onate upon a pueblo north of the present location of Socorro.

 

Created:  January 9, 1852

County Seat: 

Socorro  1852 – present

 

County Courthouse – Socorro  

 

Location:  200 Church Street / Court Street

Built:  1939 – 1940

Style:  Spanish Pueblo

Architect:  Kruger & Clark

Contractor:  Charles C Spencer ( supervisor )

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story cream colored stucco structure. The north front has a recessed entrance with the crest above the doorway. The cornerstone of the 1884 building is set in the wall. The building was a Work Projects Administration project. Additions were completed in 1990. The architect was Dick Waggoner of Roswell and the contractor was Paul Goar Construction of Bosque Farms. Renovations were completed in 2001. The Architect was James Patrick Lynch and the contractors were Gentry Construction, C C Construction and Fred Tofoya Construction.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1884.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Cibola County, Valencia County and Torrance County

E – Lincoln County 

S – Sierra County

W – Catron County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2014