Help Save the New Deal Turtle Fountain

The Turtle Fountain, a WPA New Deal sculpture by created Eugenie Shonnard in the 1930’s, as it appeared when it was once a courtyard centerpiece at the Carrie Tingley Polio Hospital for Children, photo circa 1970’s.  The facility now serves as the only New Mexico State Veterans Nursing Home in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Sadly, it now it stands broken, silent and in a state of disrepair.

“New Deal-era fountain falling apart at new Mexico State Veterans Home”

Feature article as seen in the Santa Fe New Mexican, January 4, 2020


The Turtle Fountain stands silent and in disrepair.


The New Mexico Chapter of the New Deal Preservation Association (NNDPA) is acquiring funds to restore a New Deal fountain created in the 1930’s by Santa Fe sculptor, Eugenie Shonnard, for the courtyard of what was the Carrie Tingley Hospital for Crippled Children in Truth or Consequences, NM. Now called the New Mexico Veterans Home, this facility is dedicated to older and physically challenged veterans, as the state’s only veterans nursing home. For more information, contact Kathy Flynn at NNDPA.

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Please mail to us at NNDPA, NM Chapter