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Gadsden High School
Anthony, New Mexico


Description: Gadsden High School
Other Names: Valley High School
Address: West side of Route 28, at its juncture with State Highway 225, Anthony, Do Ana County, New Mexico
Type: educational: high school
Original Client:
Historic Inventory: New Mexico Historic Building Survey, J-18; New Mexico Cultural Property
Date: 1928; opening November 28, 1928
Condition: extant; in use as a school

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories; T-shaped
Architurtual Style: Classic Revival
Budget/Cost: $80,000

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: red brick
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used: cast stone ornament
Remodeling and Additions: additions to rear and to West

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 370, photograph of rendering of front elevation
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: A5949, perspective view


Remarks:  The Masonic Lodge laid the cornerstone. The water well contact was awarded to Mr. Burdick of El Paso. The screening and windows was done by the Southwest Sash and Door Company of El Paso at cost of $160.00.

In 1930 , driveways, walks and curbing were installed. A safe was purchased for the school. The school qualify for Vocational Agriculture and thus received composition from the Smith-Hughes Act.

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