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High School Building
San Marcial, New Mexico


Description: High  School Building
Other Names:
Address: San Marcial, Soccorro, New Mexico
Type: education
Original Client:
Historic Inventory:
Date:  1922
Condition: gone

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation:
Budget/Cost: $30,000 – $4o,000

Wall Materials:
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used:

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library:
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography:(1) El Paso Herald, June 20, 1922, page 3 ‘ Many schools are going up in Southwest
(2) El Paso Herald December 29, 1922, page 16 gives cost of building

Remarks: This is the only mention of Trost doing a school in San Marcial.  In 1929 the population peaked at fourteen hundred. Then on the night of August 13, the waters of the mighty Rio Grande began to rise and soon reached flood stage. By the next morning the town was submerged up to the second floor of the buildings. The only visual evidence remaining today is a lonely cemetery hidden in the mesquite.

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