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Grade School
Willcox, Arizona


Description: Grade School
Other Names: Willcox Public School; Sulpher Springs Valley Electric Coop, Inc.
Address:  350. N. Haskell ,Business I-10, Wilcox, Cochise County, Arizona
Type: educational: elementary
Original Client: [local school district]
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1900-1901
Condition: extant, in use by Sulpher Springs Valley Electric Coop

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm:
Contractors: H.O. Sullivan
Dimensions and Orientation: one story faces east
Budget/Cost: $9,000

Foundation: stone, now cemented over
Wall Materials: plastered with brick quoins
Roofing Materials: originally wood shingle; now asbestos
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions: tower removed ca. 1957; classrooms added to rear

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings: None known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 501; Sulpher Springs Valley Electric Co-Operative, exteriors

Bibliography: (1) Trost & Trost, Architects (El Paso: Trost & Trost, 1907), page 42, photograph of top of tower; page 47, photograph, general view
(2) Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, January 31, 1901, page [4]: H.O. Sullivan, the contractor and builder, returned to Wilcox yesterday morning, where he is constructing the Public School building. It will be completed about the middle of February.
(3) Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht, Henry C. Trost: Architect of theSouthwest (El Paso: El Paso Public Library Association, 1981), page 29
(4) EL Paso Herald, December 20, 1901 page 10′ Arizona Spending Much Money on Fine Building’
(5) Weekly Journal-Miner (Prescott, Arizona) May 29, 1901, page 4  a mention of the school


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.