The Caverns Historic District

Historic district in New Mexico, United States / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Caverns Historic District comprises the central developed area of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. The complex was built between the early 1920s and 1942, initially in Pueblo Revival style, and later in New Mexico Territorial Revival style in the area around the natural entrance to Carlsbad Caverns. The earlier structures are built of local limestone, the later buildings in adobe. Thirteen buildings in the district are considered contributing structures. Buildings built between 1940 and 1942 were constructed with labor provided by the Civilian Conservation Corps.[2]

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The Caverns Historic District
Pueblo Revival style residence
The Caverns Historic District is located in New Mexico
The Caverns Historic District
The Caverns Historic District is located in the United States
The Caverns Historic District
Nearest cityCarlsbad, New Mexico
Coordinates32°10′37″N 104°26′31″W
Area13 acres (5.3 ha)
ArchitectThomas Chalmers Vint; Et al.
Architectural stylePueblo, New Mexican Territorial
NRHP reference No.88001173[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 18, 1988
Designated NMSRCPFebruary 9, 1973