National and State Register

Rocky Ford Post Office

Otero County

A project of the Public Works Administration (PWA), the Rocky Ford Post Office is associated with President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal legislative agenda.  The federal government used the construction of new post offices to aid the economy through expenditures for materials and construction crews.  The only PWA project in Rocky Ford, it provided the town with its first purpose-built post office.

A photo of the post office from the front with light colored walls, white entrance in the center and two vertical windows on either side.

Rocky Ford Post Office (1983 photograph.)

 Designed by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of the Supervising Architect under the direction of Louis A. Simon, the Neo-classically-inspired building is simple and restrained.  It has been the only post office in Rocky Ford since it opened in 1936.  The property is associated with the New Deal Resources on Colorado’s Eastern Plains Multiple Property Submission.