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Ascarte School
Ysleta, Texas


Description: Ascarate School
Other Names: none
Address: 7090 Alameda, Ysleta, El Paso County, Texas
Type: educational; elementary
Original Client: Ysleta Independent School District
Historic Inventory: none
Date: November 1933; opened for school in September 1934
Condition: extant; in use as a school

Architect or Firm: Gustavus A. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: H.T. Ponford
Dimensions and Orientation: one story, originally 94 feet across; faces North
Budget/Cost: $16,000

Foundation: reinforced concrete
Wall Materials: variegated red brick
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions: entry remodeled; six additions

Present Owner: Ysleta Independent School District
Location of Drawings:
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography:¬†1. El Paso-Post November 25, 1933 page 2 ‘ Ascarate School Building Completed’
2. El Paso Herald-Post, June 7, 1933 page 1 ” Board May Question School Site Price”
3. El Paso Herald-Post, July 26, 1933 page 1 “Sign School Contract”
4. El Paso Herald-Post, July 31, 1933 page 1 ” Work Started on School”

Remarks: The original school was five units wide, and contained nine classrooms. The additions follow the same style and may be by Trost & Trost.

The four acres site for the school was purchased in 1933 for the price of $3250. Board members objected to the price. As a result the Ysleta district board members tentatively agreed to buy the site for the new school one east of Ascarate.

The school was completed in November of 1933 but was not open until September of 1934.


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