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Roswell in Chaves County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Roswell Pioneer Plaza

 
 
Roswell Pioneer Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
1. Roswell Pioneer Plaza Marker
Inscription. This location incorporates two of downtown Roswell's most historic buildings. East of this location is the Chaves County Courthouse, built in 1911. It is one of the best surviving examples of courthouses built in the Beaux Arts Revival "monumental civic style" architecture. The nearby Conoco service station was built in the 1920s. It is one of the few remaining architecturally intact gasoline stations from this early period of New Mexico's transportation history.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 33° 23.834′ N, 104° 31.378′ W. Marker is in Roswell, New Mexico, in Chaves County. Marker is on North Main Street south of West 5th Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roswell NM 88201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Simpson Chisum (within shouting distance of this marker); Justice in the Wild West (within shouting distance of this marker); Patrick Floyd Jarvis Garrett (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Iron Cross (approx. half a mile away); Roswell
<i>Back of </i>Roswell Pioneer Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
2. Back of Roswell Pioneer Plaza Marker
Points of Interest
New Mexico's Historic Markers typically have a map on the back side showing the location of other OSHM's. This is an excellent source of information when exploring for other Historical Markers and locations.
(approx. 2.5 miles away); a different marker also named Roswell (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Roswell (approx. 5.7 miles away); Louise Massey Mabie (1902-1983) (approx. 10.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Roswell.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Chaves County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
3. Chaves County Courthouse
Courthouse is on the east side of North Main Street, across from the Roswell Pioneer Plaza Marker.
Conoco service station image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
4. Conoco service station
Conoco service station is just north of the Roswell Pioneer Plaza Marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 541 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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