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Central High School
South Pueblo, Colorado


Description: Central High School
Other Names: Central Grade School
Address: 431 East Pitkin Avenue and Madison Street, Pueblo (originally South Pueblo), Pueblo County, Colorado
Type: educational: high school
Original Client: Pueblo Public School District 20
Historic Inventory: National Register of Historic Places; Colorado Inventory of Historic Sites
Date: 1882-1887
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Weston & Trost (Frank Weston and Henry C. Trost)
Associated Architect or Firm: Manning & Coon (Charles R. Manning and Frank Coon) Contractors: Fisk & Co.
Dimensions and Orientation: one hundred feet by sixty feet; original height of tower eighty feet; originally 8 classrooms
Budget/Cost: $35,700

Foundation: stone
Wall Materials: light pink lava stone
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used: white sandstone trim
Remodeling and Additions: The upper portion of the tower, which was originally 80 feet high, was removed in 1931, for safety reasons.

Present Owner: Pueblo Public School District 20
Location of Drawings: None known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: Pueblo Regional Library, Pueblo, Colorado

Bibliography: (1) Lloyd C. Engelbrecht, Henry Trost: the Prairie School in the Southwest, The Prairie School Review, volume VI, number 4 (Fourth Quarter, 1969), page 7
(2) Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht, Henry C. Trost: Architect of the Southwest (El Paso: El Paso Public Library Association, 1981), pages 6 and 7

Remarks: The cornerstone reads: Manning & Coon, architects/Weston & Trost, supervisors.
Today the building houses the Pueblo Ballet Company, the Pueblo Symphony Association, and the Junior League.

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.