University President's House

Address: S of University Ave. between Espina and Solano, NMSU, Las Cruces, New Mexico. County/parish: Dona Ana.

NRIS 88001549

1 contributing building.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places May 16, 1989.

Part of New Mexico Campus Buildings Built 1906--1937 TR (NRIS 64000522).

From Wikipedia:

Nason House

The Nason House, formerly the University President's House, is a historic house in Las Cruces, New Mexico, U.S. It was constructed as the official residence of the president of New Mexico State University. It was built on the NMSU campus in 1918. It was designed in the Prairie School architectural style. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since May 16, 1989.

In 1980, a new residence was constructed for the University president, and this structure was refurbished to accommodate the Center for Latin American and Border Studies. In 1987, the building was renamed, dedicating it to Willoughby Nason, a university graduate student who died in 1979 before completing his thesis.

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Architects:

  • Thorman, O. H.

Architectural styles:

  • Prairie School

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/88001549

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