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Hot Spring High School
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico


Description: Hot Springs High School
Other Names: currently Senior Citizens’ Center
Address: Fourth Street between Foch and Grape, Truth or Consequences (formerly Hot Springs), Sierra County, New Mexico
Type: educational; public high school
Original Client: Sierra County Independent School District
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1930
Condition: extant; in use

Architect or Firm: probably Gustavus A. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: T-shaped, one story, 138 feet across x 110 feet deep; faces north

Foundation: probably concrete
Wall Materials: brick, currently stuccoed
Roofing Materials: shingle
Other Materials Used: poured concrete entry stairs
Remodeling and Additions: windows replaced; a new wing to the West side; central corridor moved to enlarge rooms on the street side

Present Owner: Municipality of Truth or Consequences
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 456, photograph of a rendering, front elevation
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography: History of Sierra County, New Mexico (Truth or Consequences, New Mexico: Sierra County Historical Society, Inc., 1979), page 25, photographs of the school.

Remarks: The school was built with inappropriate gables in the center of each wing as seen in the photograph cited above. These have been removed, and the building appropriately restored to the Art Deco appearance in the Ponsford rendering. Currently a multipurpose municipal building.

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