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Hot Springs Elementary School
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico


Description: Hot Springs Elementary School
Other Names: currently, The Energy Building
Address: 100 Date Street (U. S. Highway 85) at Joffre, Truth or Consequences (formerly Hot Springs), Sierra County, New Mexico
Type: educational: elementary
Original Client: Sierra County Independent School District
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1923
Condition: extant; in use

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: one story, originally 125 feet across
Budget/Cost: $30,000

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: concrete, stuccoed
Roofing Materials: flat, Spanish tile coping
Other Materials Used: unknown
Remodeling and Additions: all windows altered, some filled in; side wings, each 26 feet 8 inches added by Works Progress Administration in 1937; building currently H-shaped

Present Owner: Municipality of Truth or Consequences
Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography: (1) History of Sierra County, New Mexico (Truth or Consequences, New Mexico: Sierra County Historical Society, Inc., 1979), page 27, photograph of the facade in 1930; page 28, brief history of the school.
(2) El Paso Herald, June 29, page 3 states the cost of the building

Remarks: The building is attributed to Trost & Trost on visual evidence.

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