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Engine House Blind Institute
Alamogordo, New Mexico

Description: Engine House
Other Names: Boiler House
Address: New Mexico Blind Institute, Alamogordo, Otero County, New Mexico
Type: educational: utility building
Original Client: State of New Mexico
Date: 1913-1914, and addition of 1920
Condition: demolished

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: 40 feet long without coal chute; 22 feet wide; on east-west axis with entrance on North

Foundation: probably concrete
Wall Materials: red brick
Roofing Materials: Spanish tile
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions: addition of 1920 added 25 feet 9 inches to length

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (J-4) 3 sheets, ink on linen, undated; (L-24) 2 sheets, tissue, undated; (J-2) one sheet, ink on linen,addition to boiler house, dated January, 1920
Location of Documentary Photographs: New Mexico Institute for the Visually Impaired

Bibliography: Report of The Board of Trustees and Officers of the New Mexico Institute for the Blind For the Biennial Period Ending June 10, 1914 (Alamogordo, New Mexico: Albright & Anderson, printers, 1914) Engine House, unnumbered page

Remarks: See also NMALAME.002-NMALAME.004; NMALAME.006-NMALAME.010

Commission no. 2489 (1920)

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.