The Historic Mesquite District Ceramic Tile
1. Park in the day. 2. Park in the night. 3. West view.
There are eight panels, each one measuring 8 feet wide by 6 feet high. They
are a pictorial narrative history of the Mesquite district, which was
the original town site of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Below the story begins with the indigenous Native Americans, and ends with the
"Urban Renewal" destruction of hundreds of historic homes and businesses in
the late 60's.
4. The Piro-Manso Tiwa, Apache and Comanche 5.
Lt. Sackett and Don Pablo Melendres
6. Saint Genevieve Catholic Church 7. Early
8. The Loretto Academy, girls Catholic school 9.
Ethnic and cultural diversity in the Mesquite
9. The 50's and when Las Cruces still had a center 11. Urban
renewal with blocks flattened and empty
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