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City Hall and Masonic Temple Project
Artesia, New Mexico


Description: City Hall and Masonic Temple project
Other Names: none
Address: Artesia, Eddy County, New Mexico
Type: multipurpose
Original Client:
Date: 1930s (?)
Condition: not built

Architect or Firm: Gustavus A. Trost (?)
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories, 120 feet across x 82 feet deep

Wall Materials: none specified
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used:

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (L-42) 5 blueprints; two different first floor and second floor plans

Bibliography: Lela and Rufus Waltrip, Artesia: Heart of the Pecos (Canyon, Texas: Staked Plains Press, no date)

Remarks: The Waltrips state that Artesia’s first City Hall, a one-story building with raised basement, was built in the late 1930s with WPA labor. They also state that the Masons first met in the First National Bank Building (in existence 1903-1947) in 1904. The first Masonic lodge was built in 1947.

Prepared for the El Paso Public Library by Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990