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Albuquerque High School
Albuquerque, New Mexico


Description: Albuquerque High School
Other Names: none
Address: East Central Avenue and northeast corner of Broadway, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Type: educational: High School
Original Client: Albuquerque Public Schools
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1913
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost and George P. Hill
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories with elevated basement, faces Southwest
Budget/Cost: $101,000

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: red brick
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner: Est-Realty, Boston
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 354, photograph of a rendering; Ponsford 655-657, photographs of original plans of ground floor, first floor and second floors, dated August 18, 1913.
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 352, 353, perspective views; Ponsford 355-359, interior views

Bibliography: (1) High School Pupils Forced to Move Out–Building Too Small to Care for Students, Albuquerque Sunday Herald, May 21, 1921, photograph and caption.
(2) So Long, Albuquerque High, Albuquerque Journal, September 2, 1944, color photograph of entry and article on plans to convert building to commercial use.
(3) AHS Can Be Made Into Courthouse For $19 Million, Albuquerque Journal, July 1, 1988
(4) Scrapbooks in Albuquerque Public Schools Community Relations Office
(5) Edna Heatherington Bergman, The Fate of Architectural Theory in Albuquerque: Buildings of Four Decades, 1920-1960, Master of Architecture thesis, University of New Mexico, 1978, pages 32-[34]

Remarks: Commission no. 2279. The other buildings in this complex are not by Trost & Trost. The Manual Arts Building was added in 1926, and is attributed to G.M. Williamson.

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.