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Davis School
Tucson, Arizona


Description: Davis School
Other Names:
Address: Hospital Road, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
Type: educational: school
Original Client: Tucson School Board
Date: 1901-1902
Condition: demolished

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Robert E. Rust, Trost & Rust
Contractors: Doe & Woodward
Dimensions and Orientation: four classrooms, fifty foot tall bell tower, an office under the tower, a lobby capable of accommodating 200 persons in an assembly, and a basement with a wood room janitor’s quarters, and a hot air furnace
Budget/Cost: $9,000, with improvements of grounds, etc.

Foundation: stone
Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials: shingle
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (E-7): ink on linen three sheets, transverse section, front and side elevations, signed H.C.Trost ARCHT.
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 500, photograph of exterior; Aultman A5387

Bibliography: (1) Tucson (Ariz.) News, The Builder and Contractor (Los Angeles), volume XX, number 462, January 2, 1902, page [1] (Tucson Star [Arizona Daily Star?] is cited as source; completion is expected for the Davis school about March 1st 1902; Trost & Rust are named as architects)
(2) Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, December 31, 1901, page [8]: Until the new Davis school is opened, March 1, the children who have been attending the Congress street school will go to the Holliday [sic] school.
(3) Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, December 21, 1901, number of seats described as about 300
(4) Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, January 22, 1902, page [1], budget
(5) Davis School, Tucson Daily Star, March 11, 1902, page [12], description of school, names of teachers, identification of contractor as Doe & Woodward, and H.C. Trost as architect.

Prepared for the El Paso Public Library by Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990.