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Dawson, New Mexico


Description: Theater
Address: Dawson, Colfax County, New Mexico
Type: theater
Original Client: Dawson Mining Company
Date: 1906-07
Condition: probably in ruins

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories with elevated basement
Budget/Cost: $15,000

Foundation: stone
Wall Materials: plastered
Roofing Materials: probably shingle
Other Materials Used: board cladding around water table
Remodeling and Additions:

Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: New Mexico State University: Rio Grande Historical Collections/Hobson-Huntsinger University Archives

Bibliography: El Paso Herald October 31, 1906

Remarks: 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