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Community Building
Dawson, New Mexico


Description: Community Building
Address: Dawson, Colfax County, New Mexico
Type: multi-purpose
Original Client: Dawson Mining Company
Date: by April, 1921
Condition: probably in ruins

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories

Foundation: unknown
Wall Materials: plastered
Roofing Materials: probably shingle
Other Materials Used: wood bulwark; wood trim on windows
Remodeling and Additions:

Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 516; New Mexico State University, Rio Grande Historical Collections/Hobson Huntsinger University Archives


Remarks: The New Mexico State University archive photographs of 1922 show that the building included a Western Telegraph office. Interior views show the Mine Rescue Corps, and men attending a class in coal mine rescue. The Company offices may also have been housed in this building. The coal mine closed in 1950, and the community gradually disappeared.

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