Cimarron Historic District

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Cimmaron Historic District
Aztec Mill (Old Mill Museum), 1936
Cimarron Historic District is located in New Mexico
Cimarron Historic District
Location S edge of city along NM 21, Cimarron, New Mexico
Coordinates 36°30′16″N 104°55′17″W / 36.50444°N 104.92139°W / 36.50444; -104.92139Coordinates: 36°30′16″N 104°55′17″W / 36.50444°N 104.92139°W / 36.50444; -104.92139
Area 194 acres (79 ha)
Built 1850 (1850)
Architect Henry Lambert
NRHP Reference # 73001140[1]
NMSRCP # 187
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 3, 1973
Designated NMSRCP May 22, 1970

The Cimarron Historic District [2] is a historic district on the south side of Cimarron, New Mexico, United States. The district is located south of US Route 64 on the east and west sides of New Mexico Highway 21. In 1973, the district was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[2] According to the National Register, the district contains 1,940 acres (7.85 km2; 3.03 sq mi) and contains 6 significant buildings.

There are fifteen buildings and historic sites shown on a 1986 map of the historic district [3][4]

  1. Early trading post. Location of Lucien Maxwell commissary.
  2. Graves of mother-in-law and daughter of Lucien Maxwell.
  3. Plaza well, dug about 1871.
  4. Site of Lucien Maxwell home.
  5. Former National Hotel.
  6. Office of the Cimarron News built about 1872.
  7. St. James Hotel.[5] Listed on State Register (12/20/68)[6]
  8. The Adobe, built before 1892.
  9. Second Colfax County Courthouse, 1870. Listed on State Register (5/19/86).[6]
  10. Aztec Grist Mill,[7] built in 1864 for Lucien B. Maxwell. Now known as the Old Mill Museum.[8] Listed on State Register (12/20/68).[6]
  11. Tom Boggs home, built about 1865.
  12. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, built 1881-1884?
  13. Schwenk Hall.
  14. Juan Charette's saloon.
  15. Colfax County jail, 1872.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b National Register of Historical Places - NEW MEXICO (NM), Colfax County
  3. ^ Scott, Glenn R. (1986). "Historic trail maps of the Raton and Springer 30' x 60' quadrangles, New Mexico and Colorado". U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigations Series Map. I-1641: 10 p. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ Welcome to the St. James Hotel Cimarron, New Mexico
  6. ^ a b c "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-07-06. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  7. ^ Image:AztecMill.jpg
  8. ^

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