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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. Touch 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 walking distance of this marker. Humble Beginnings (a few steps from this marker); Roswell’s First General Store and Post Office (a few steps from this marker); John Simpson Chisum (within shouting distance of this marker); Chaves County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Chaves County Veterans War Memorial
<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.
(within shouting distance of this marker); N.M. 200th Coast Artillery AA Regt. (within shouting distance of this marker); Chaves County Gulf War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); New Mexico Navy Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 583 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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