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Big Spring High School
Big Spring, Texas


Description: Big Spring High School
Other Names: currently, Runnels Junior High School
Address: 200 East 10th Street at Runnels, Big Spring, Howard County, Texas
Type: educational; high school
Original Client: Big Spring Independent School District
Historic Inventory: none
Date: begun 1928; opened 1929
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost (?); Gustavus A. Trost, supervising architect
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: F.A. Monte of Dallas
Dimensions and Orientation: 3-story, 3-unit building with tower at center entry
Budget/Cost: $125,000.

Foundation: probably concrete
Wall Materials: red brick with buff brick courses
Roofing Materials: flat, with Spanish tile on central tower
Other Materials Used: cast stone entries; concrete entry stairs
Remodeling and Additions:

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 371, photograph of rendering of facade
Location of Documentary Photographs: Big Spring High School

Bibliography: (1) Engineering News-Record, December 1, 1928, construction notices section, states that Trost & Trost are architects for a proposed new building.
(2) Big Spring High School year books
(3) El Paso Evening Post, April 6, 1928 page 15 states cost and contact will be let early in May
(4) Big Spring Herald, October 2, 1949 states the building was built in 1917 and man addition to be added in 1928
(5) El Paso Herald January 11, 1928 page 2 $175,000 Building Program In Trade Territory Reported
(6) Abilene Reporter July 8, 1928 page 7 –  shows photo
(7) Lubbock Morning Avalande May 22, 1928   page 2  ‘States Contractor’


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