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Deming High School
Deming, New Mexico


Description: Deming High School
Other Names: none
Address: West Ash, Deming, Luna County, New Mexico
Type: educational: high school
Original Client: Deming Independent School District
Date: 1911
Condition: demolished, 1960

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: Rosch and Leupold
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories with elevated basement, 18 rooms
Budget/Cost: $40,000 Р$50,000

Foundation: probably concrete
Wall Materials: red brick reinforced concrete
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions: 1928 called for an addition to the present high school of a domestic science cottage

Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 378 (apparently an enlargement of a commercially printed postcard); Deming, Luna County Historical Society.

Bibliography: (1) Mark S. Harrison, A high school student researches Deming.., Deming Headlight, March 5, 1981, page 6.
(2) El Paso Herald, June 25, 1928 page 3 speaks of the addition
(3) El Paso Herald, June 24, 1911 page 2 New High school building
(4) El Paso Herald, August 27, 1910 page 11

Remarks: According to Harrison, above, a 5-room Home Economics Cottage was added in 1928.

There were nine class rooms, most of then 22×32, a gymnasium in the basement with lockers rooms, shower baths for boys and girls, manual training rooms for boys and a domestic science room for girls. On the front of the first floors is the office and teachers’ room, and above that on the second floor is the library. The assembly room is on the mezzanine level and seats 300 persons. There is entrance on all four sides of the building.

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