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Hill Street School
Globe, Arizona


Description: Hill Street School
Other Names: Miami-Globe Educational Center,
Address: 450 S. Hill Street Hill Street Globe, Gila County, Arizona
Type: educational
Original Client: [local school district]
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1920
Condition: extant; Skating rink in 2011

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: 3 stories, 194 feet across x 60 feet deep; faces south
Budget/Cost: $75,000

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: reinforced concrete
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used: painted terra cotta ornament
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner: Glenn Wilt, ASU Professor
Location of Drawings: the original 1919 are located in the  Globe Street School Archives at the high school. A complete set of plans of all floors. El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 590 through 592, photographs of ground plans

Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 447a, 447b, 448 through 450, exterior views

Bibliography: (1) The American School Board Journal, volume 64, number 5, May, 1922, page 67, illustrations of entry side and ground plans
(2) William George Bruce, compiler, Grade School Buildings, Book II (Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing, 1925)
(3) El Paso Herald, March 7, 1919 page 14 ‘Globe Plans New $75,000 School Building”

Remarks: Inscribed on the back of Ponsford 448a, Reinforced concrete and is thoroughly fireproof throughout. The unusual configuration of the building is due to the running track in the gymnasium. This was the site of the old Dreamland theater.


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.