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Elementary School
Chamberino, New Mexico


Description: Elementary school
Other Names:
Address: Chamberino, Do Ana County, New Mexico
Type: education: school
Original Client: Gadsden Independent School District
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1913 (cornerstone)
Condition: roof and inner walls burned ca. 1987

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: V-shaped, single story; wings 26 feet 4 inches across; 58 feet 7 inches across between the wings; faces Northeast
Budget/Cost: $10,000

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: coble yellow brick
Roofing Materials: probably shingle
Other Materials Used: concrete stairs lined with glazed tile; tin vigas
Remodeling and Additions: a two-room grey brick addition to the rear, W.P.A., 1935

Present Owner: privately owned
Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: UTEP Special Collections

Bibliography: (1) The American Architect, Current News and Comment, volume CII, no. 1914, August 28, 1912, page 12 (news item that Trost & Trost had been commissioned to build a school)
(2) Edith Donaldson, The History of Public Education Within the Gadsden Independent School District, privately printed,
1957,pages 59-61, illustrated page 60.
(3) El Paso Herald August 14, 1912 give location and cost

Remarks: Very similar in design to St. Luke’s Parochial School, New Mexico, except that it had a double bell tower.

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.