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Hatch Valley Junior High School
Hatch, New Mexico


Description: Hatch Valley Junior High School
Other Names: Union High School
Address: 305 Main Street, (N.E. corner Hill and Main), Hatch, Dona Ana county, New Mexico
Type: educational
Original Client: Hatch Union High School District
Historic Inventory: New Mexico Historic Building Survey, 169700-057
Date: 1928
Condition: extant; in use as a school

Architect or Firm: Gustavus A. Trost (?)
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: one story, T-shaped plan, 144 feet across x 54 feet deep; faces South
Budget/Cost: $35,000

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: stucco (over brick?)
Roofing Materials: flat; Spanish tile coping
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions: wood window frames replaced with aluminum; numerous additions in the school area, but not to the school

Present Owner: Hatch Valley School District
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 453, photograph of rendering of proposed front elevation, not as built.

Location of Documentary Photographs: UTEP Special Collections

Bibliography: El Paso Herald, May 1, 1928 page 3 ‘ Pasoan Gets Contact For Carlsbard Hotel’

Remarks: The building originally contained six classrooms, two home economics rooms, a combination gym and auditorium with stage, restrooms and two offices. In the El Paso Herald on May 3 , 1928 is the mention of plans for a school in Hatch.

A visit to Hatch in 2013, with the address given above the school could not be located.

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