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Central Elementary School
Lordsburg, New Mexico


Description: Central Elementary School
Other Names: none
Address: High Street between Second and Third, Lordsburg, Hidalgo County, New Mexico
Type: educational: elementary
Original Client: Lordsburg Independent School District
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1930
Condition: extant, in use as a school

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost or Gustavus A. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: Edward Lembke & Co., Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories; faces East

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: textured red brick
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions: exterior substantially as built

Present Owner: Lordsburg Independent School District
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (E-9) 14 sheets, ink on linen plans, sheets 1 through 14, including side, front and rear elevations, dated March, 1930.
Location of Documentary Photographs: UTEP Special Collections


Remarks: Commission 2826

The names of the architectural firm and contractor are given on the corner stone. The plans provide for kindergarten, five classrooms and a gym on the first floor, and six classrooms and library on the second. There are small offices on either side of the first floor entry.
In commenting on the construction of this school, Mr. Phil DeFoor, School Superintendent, said, °It will be in use forever. (1988).

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