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Alta Vista School
Anthony, New Mexico


Description: Alta Vista School
Other Names: currently Gadsden Schools Support Services Center
Address: Anthony, Don Ana County, New Mexico
Type: educational: elementary
Original Client: Gadsden Independent School District
Date: opened fall, 1916
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: one story, V-shaped with bell tower; porch entrance 17 feet 3 inches; each wing 26 feet 9 inches; 62 feet 10 inches across the rear
Budget/Cost: $12,000

Foundation: concrete and rubble stone
Wall Materials: plastered
Roofing Materials: shingle with wood eaves and louvred vents
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions: an addition to the rear; windows enclosed and made smaller

Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography: (1) Edith Donaldson, The History of Public Education Within the Gadsden Independent School District, privately printed, 1957, pages 116-117, illustrated page 117
(2) El Paso Herald, August 4, 1916  page 2  ‘School House Plans Ready’
Remarks: Probably originally three classrooms. Very similar in plan to St. Luke’s Parochial School, New Mexico and Chamberino Elementary, New Mexico

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