What we do

History

Recognizing and protecting historical sites

Parametrix guides our clients through identification, documentation, monitoring, and preservation of historical sites and properties in compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act. We determine the historic significance of bridges, buildings, landscapes, districts, and traditional cultural properties and develop documentation to protect those properties working with state and tribal historic preservation offices. Our experience includes directing archival research, historic building inventories, and historic bridge evaluations; documenting historic districts and acequias; and developing historic contexts.

NM 18 Lovington WPA Sidewalks Improvements | Parametrix

NM 18 Lovington WPA Sidewalks Improvements
Lovington & Hobbs, New Mexico

Client: NMDOT

Parametrix crafted a brochure on the history of the New Deal in Lovington and Hobbs, as part of mitigation for an NMDOT project to create ADA-compliant ramps in existing sidewalks along NM 18, which contained eight Works Progress Administration (WPA) stamps dating to 1940. The construction of sidewalks along NM 18 through Lovington and Hobbs had been funded through President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal initiative, the WPA. Tasks for this project included photographing the sidewalk stamps, and other WPA work, in Lovington and Hobbs and conducting archival research on the New Deal in southeastern New Mexico—focused on these two communities.

 

VIEW OUR HISTORY PROJECTS

  • Cambray Bridge | Parametrix

    Cambray Bridge Replacement Historic Mitigation

  • Abo Canyon | Parametrix

    Abo Canyon Second Track Project

  • Thornton Ranch | Parametrx

    Thornton Ranch Open Space Site

  • South Valley Water System | Parametrix

    South Valley Water System

  • WPA | Parametrix

    NM 18 Lovington WPA Sidewalks Improvements