Architectural Awards

 

Buildings Worthy of Preservation
The award is given to encourage an owner to preserve the uniqueness of a building in Doľa Ana County that is distinguished by its age and historical character, its historical significance, or that represents historical architectural character. Residential, commercial, and industrial buildings are eligible.  

1967

Nestor Armijo Home/Gallagher House,

Las Cruces

 

Martin Lohman Home

Las Cruces

1968

Delahanty House (Arias-Ascarate House)

*No Longer Standing

Ave de Mesilla and Railroad Tracks, behind service station

 

Amador/Garcia/Adair Home

Main and Amador razed 1960s

1969

Amador Hotel

180 West Amador

 

Barela/Reynolds House

 (J. Paul and Mary D. Taylor Home)

Mesilla Plaza

1970

La Iglesia de Nuestra Seľora de la Purification a.k.a. Nuestra Seľora de la Candelaria Church

Doľa Ana

 

Griggs Home 

Mesilla

1971

Francis Fletcher Home

(Mountain View Christian Church)

241 Three Crosses Ave

 

Maurin Store

2380 Calle de Principal

1972

Bowman Home

Mesilla Park

 

Rynerson Home

Las Cruces

1973

San Jose Catholic Church

La Mesa

 

San Augstine Ranch (Cox Family Home)

East of Organ Mountains

1974

St. James Episcopal Church

South Main Street, Mesilla Park

 

St. MaryŇs Church

7985 Doľa Ana Rd, Hill

1975

Hiram Hadley Home (Glen Cutter Gallery)

2640 El Paseo      

 

Barela/Fountain Home (Gadsden Museum)

1875 W. Boutz (Calle de Parian) Mesilla

1976

Rodriguez House (Sophie Waldrip Home)

San Miguel

 

Holy Cross Retreat

4889 S. Main, Mesilla Park

1977

Medina House

Mesilla

 

Alameda Ranch Resort  (McBride/May House)

515 Townsend Terrace

1978

Old Doľa Ana County Courthouse

(Billy the Kid Gift Shop)

2385 Calle de Guadalupe, Mesilla

 

Eugenio Gamboa House 

Mesilla

1979

Brown/Lawrence Home 

San Miguel

 

Arthur J. Fountain Property (El Patio Restaurant)

2171 Calle de Parian, Mesilla

1980

Los Bosques/Sage House  (La Hacienda Restaurant)

2605 S. Espina Street

 

Sedgwick House 

South of Mesilla

1981

Trini and Mary Lopez Home

Las Cruces

1981

Reynolds & Griggs Store

(Mesilla Book Center)

2360 Calle Principal on the Mesilla Plaza

1982

Santa Fe Railroad Depot (Railroad Museum)

351 N. Mesilla Street, Las Cruces

 

Reynolds/Chavez House

Mesilla

1983

Bentley Store (originally Williams Brothers Store)

Organ

 

Frances E. Lester House (Ilka Feather Minter Home)

 Mesilla Park

1984

(no banquet that year)

 

1985

The Crooked Hacienda

Las Cruces

1986

Henry & Carolyn A. Bunch Home

(old Adobe Patio Gallery)

Mesilla

 

James M. Hoy Home/Tamus Freije Store

Rincon

1987

Scott & Virginia TaylorŇs Adobe Complex

Fairacres

1988

Elias Day House

Las Cruces

 

San Pedro Street, Mesquite Historic District

Las Cruces

1989

La Iglesia de Nuestra Seľora de la Purification a.k.a. Nuestra Seľora de la Candelaria Church,

Cristo Rey Street, Doľa Ana

 also honored 1970

 

Rincon Elementary School

325 Corea Street, Rincon

1990

Vestal Barker House

Mesilla Park

1991

Sunshine Grocery Store

441 E. Hadley at Mesquite Street

1992

Court Junior High School

(Alma D'Arte Charter School)

402 W. Court

1993

Griggs/Chavez House (also honored 1970)

Mesilla

1994

Manasse Homes

Las Cruces

1995

Gadsden High School

6301 Hwy 28, Anthony

1996

Harry Hannum Home (Ontiveros Residence)

La Mesa

1997

The YMCA Building

NMSU

1998

McDowell Farm House (Erhard Home)


1999

Old Hatch Elementary School

Hatch

 

The Robert Porter Home

Las Cruces

2000

T.R.H. Smith Mansion

Las Cruces

2001

Phillips Chapel, CME

638 N. Torľillo

2002

Stevens/Coberly Studio

640 N. Mesquite Street

 

Fitch-Oliver Compound

Las Cruces

2003

H.B. Holt House

Las Cruces

 

Stablein/Otto Griggs Home

(Jerome & Rayma Claessen Home)

Las Cruces

 

Rio Grande Theater

211 N. Main Street

2004

1938 Doľa Ana County Courthouse

251 W. Lohman

 

Brazito Schoolhouse

Hwy 478  (8546 S. Main)

 

Conoco Station

887 N. Main

2005

Old Adobes of Mesilla

2252 Calle de Arroyo, Mesilla

 

The Fountain Theater

2469 Calle de Guadalupe, Mesilla

 

Block of Adobes, Las Cruces

204 - 230 N. Campo St.

2006

Adobe Barn

2350 Calle de Parian, Mesilla

2007

The Amador Hotel

180 W. Amador

2008

St. Frances de Sales Catholic Church and Rectory (now private residence)

Rodey

2009

CCC Camp and Schoolhouse (Human Systems Research)

535 S. Melendres St.

2010

Buildings of the Village of Doľa Ana Historic District

Cristo Rey Street, Doľa Ana

2013

Butterfield Overland Trail

Across Doľa Ana County

2014

Mesilla Park Historic Properties

Mesilla Park

  2015
  500K Static Test Stand for rocket motors
  White Sands Missile Range
  2016   Nestor Armijo House
  Las Cruces



 

Buildings and Properties with Historical Significance
This designation can be applied to a property, including a district, a building, structure, or object, which is at least fifty years old. Criteria used to evaluate historic significance of a property include association with a significant historic event or person and/or incorporation within the property of historic characteristics of a period of time or a method of construction or an architectural style.  

2010

Jacobo Chavez House (Alameda Depot District)

Las Cruces

2011

Las Cruces Santa Fe Railroad Depot

351 N Mesilla St, Las Cruces

2012

Newberry Farm

Fairacres

2012

Mark Thompson House

Las Cruces

2013

Butterflied Overland Trail

Across Doľa Ana County

2014

Mesilla Park Historic Properties

Mesilla Park

  2015
  500K Static Test Sand for rocket motors
  White Sands Missile Range
  2016   Nestor Armijo House
  150 E. Lohman, Las Cruces



 

Endangered Historic Property
This designation is used to identify a historic building or structure, a site, or landscape that is endangered because of a threat to its continuing historic significance. The treat may come from neglect or abandonment, urban sprawl, inappropriate zoning, natural weathering or building techniques using incompatible materials.

2010

De La O Saloon

Doľa Ana

2011

Provencio House

Mesilla

2013

Butterfield Overland Trail

Across Doľa Ana County

  2017   Abandoned Picacho Cemetery, end of Trucha Dr.
  Picacho



 

Noteworthy Restoration
This award recognizes a restoration of an historic building in Doľa Ana County, not necessarily adhering to strict preservation standards

1974

La Posta

2410 Calle de San Albino, Mesilla

1976

Double Eagle

308 Calle de Guadalupe, Mesilla

1985

W.W. Cox Home (Sĺ Italian Bistro)

523 East Idaho Ave.

2000

Alexandra Nason Hall (Casa Rosa)

2222 Avenida de Mesilla, Mesilla

2001

Elias Day House

Las Cruces

2002

Pirtle Residence   

Mesilla

 

La Posta (2nd time)

2410 Calle de San Albino, Mesilla

2003

Barela/Reynolds/Taylor Home

Mesilla Plaza

 

La Iglesia de Seľora de las Candelaria         (a.k.a. Our Lady of Purification)

5525 Cristo Rey, Doľa Ana

 

YMCA Building (Wm B. Conroy Honors Center)

NMSU

2005

Radium Hot Springs Inn  

145 Leasburg Dam Road (road closed), Radium Springs

 

Las Palmas Offices and Compound        (Cervantes Law Office)

2610 S. Espina Street

2006

Residence (Bonnie Mandoe home)

Las Cruces

 

Las Cruces Abtract & Title Co.

116 S. Campo Street

2007

Frenger House (Schothauer residence)

Las Cruces

2008

Bill and Pat Miles Home

Mesquite

 

Denis and Terry Murphy Home

Doľa Ana

 

Francisco Amador House

Las Cruces

2009

Gregory and Linda Gendall Home

Las Cruces

 

Thomas Tate House

Las Cruces

2010

Narciso Alvarez House (Stevens Studio)

640 N. Mesquite Street

2011

McBride/May/Holmes House

Las Cruces

2012

De La O Saloon

Cristo Rey Street, Doľa Ana

2016

Phillips Chapel

638 N. Tornillo St, Las Cruces

 

Building Adhering to Regional Architecture
This award recognizes a building in Doľa Ana County built in recent times that follows the historical architectural style characteristic of New Mexico and the Southwest. Residential and commercial/industrial buildings in Doľa Ana County are eligible and owners may also nominate.

1967

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library (Branigan Cultural Center)

501 N. Main Street

 

Ernst and Eugenia Artschwager Home

Las Cruces

1968

Popular Dry Goods Company

139 N. Main

 

Sarah Hay (Gay?) Home

Las Cruces

1969

Sosa Building

330 S. Reymond St

 

Louis E. Freudenthal Home

Las Cruces

1970

Los Arcos

Mesilla

 

Casa Tio Manuel (Cano Home)

Mesilla

1971

Citizens Bank of Las Cruces (Amador Hotel)

180 W. Amador

 

NewmanŇs Hardware Bldg. (Old Post Office)

129 S. Main Street

1972

Jay Druxman Building

113 S. Main Street

 

Ajax Simpson Home

Mesilla Park

1973

Doľa Ana County Courthouse

200 block W. Lohman

 

M.A. Thomas Home

Las Cruces

1974

Dean F. Stahmann Home

La Mesa

 

Landis Shoe Shop

490 S. Esparanza Street

1975

Home of Good Shepard (Emerick Home)

Mesilla Park

 

La Esquina ? (Commercial Building)

300 N. Main

1976

Las Cruces Municipal Building (old City Hall)

200 N. Church Street

 

Numa Frenger Home

Las Cruces

1977

St. Andrews Episcopal Church

518 N. Alameda

 

Holiday Inn de Las Cruces

201 E. University

1978

Casa Sheck (Ron Potter Home)

Las Cruces

 

Pueblo Plaza

1100 S. Main

1979

Rancho Chico (Skip Prichard Home)

Mesilla

 

WomenŇs Improvement Assoc. Clubhouse

340 N. Reymond

1980

John Coniff Home

Las Cruces

 

Southwest Abstract & Title Bldg

(920 N. Alameda ?)

1981

Bob Pattison House

South of Mesilla

 

Immaculate Heart of Mary School

865 E. Idaho

1982

Boutz Plaza

203 W. Boutz Rd at Marquess Street

 

Bruce Streett Home

Mesilla Park

1983

Homes on Hess Terrace

Hess Terrace

 

Pan Am Plaza

Locust and University

1984

(no banquet)

 

1985

Casa del Corazon del Valle (Kent Jacobs home)

Las Cruces

1986

Richard & Carol Warren Home

Las Cruces

 

New Mexico State University Music Center

NMSU

1987

COAS Bookstore

317 N. Main Street

 

Sisbarro Buick Pontiac GMC, Inc

425 W. Bountz Rd

1988

Bar-F Headquarters Building

230 S. Alameda

 

The Arroyo Plaza

2001 East Lohman

1989

Loretto Towne Centre

505 S. Main Street

 

Mesilla Taylor Construction Company


1990

Kent Hall

NMSU

1991

Coca-Cola Building (Darden Building)

505 W. Las Cruces Ave.

1993

Samuel Bean House

Las Cruces

1996

Dr. Robert Buckingham Residence

Mesilla

1997

Mesilla Woodworks

1802 Ave. de Mesilla, Mesilla

1999

R. Clay Doyle Home

Mesilla

1999

Burn Construction Co (Burke Family Farmhouse )

2100 W. Amador

2001

Skeen Hall

NMSU

 

James and June Miller Home

Las Cruces

2002

M. LaRue Pollard Home

Las Cruces

 

New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

4100 Dripping Springs Road

2003

The Studio at Samuel Bean House

428 W. Griggs

 

St. Andrews Episcopal Church

518 N. Alameda

2004

Ft. Selden/Radium Springs Community Center

12060 L.B. Lindbeck Rd,       Radium Springs

 

Residence (Escamilla/Hernandez)

Las Cruces

 

ĎTrost RevialË Style Buildings (Zuhl Library, Chemistry Building, Health & Social Sciences Building, Skeen Hall)

NMSU

2005

Doľa Ana Community College  East Mesa Campus

2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Road

 

Las Palmas Compound (Orlando Cervantes Residence)

Las Cruces

2006

Soledad Canyon Rammed Earth Home (Mario and Pat Bellestri residence)


 

Emerick Building

Mesilla

2007

Mesilla Town Hall

2231 Avenida de Mesilla, Mesilla

2009

Preston Contemporary Art Center

1755 Avenida de Mercado, Mesilla

2010

Mickey and Jan Clute Home

Mesilla

2011

Hilton Garden Inn

2550 Don Roser Dr.

 

Carolyn and Henry Bunch Gallery & Residence

1765 Avenida de Mercado, Mesilla

2012

Residence

Mesilla


 

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