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Escontrias School
Socorro, Texas


Description: Escontrias School
Other Names:
Address: 10400 Alameda,Socorro, El Paso County, Texas
Type: educational
Original Client: Socorro Independent School District
Historic Inventory: none
Date: 1924-1934
Condition: extant; in use as a school

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost and Gustavus A. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: 1-story, originally 77 feet 4 inches across x 57 feet 7 inches, with 47 feet 7 inches residential wing to the rear; faces North

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials: composition
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions: numerous additions by Trost & Trost; see Drawings

Present Owner: Socorro Independent School District
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (H-17) 4 ink on linen plans for 4-classroom building and 4-bedroom living quarters; Ponsford 636 machine copy of ground plan, identical to that in H-17; (H-3) 6 ink on linen original plans to add auditorium, 4-classroom wing, and extend the sleeping area, dated July, 1924, Commission 2616; (L-29) one tissue plan to add 2 classrooms and hall, dated May, 1934, Commission 2884; (L-34) one tissue plan for revised heating plan, dated August 13, 1934.
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 493, perspective of the original building before landscaping; Ponsford 519, a duplicate of the same.


Remarks: (1) The Ponsford 662 photograph of a ground plan is a preliminary drawing.
(2) Commission nos. 2616 and 2884

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