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La Tuna Federal Correction Institution
Anthony, Texas


Description: La Tuna Federal Correction Institution
Other Names: United States Detention Farm-La Tuna; Federal House of Detention
Address: Anthony (La Tuna), Texas
Type: governmental: prison
Original Client:
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1931-1932
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Gustavus A. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation:

Foundation: probably concrete
Wall Materials: plastered
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used: Mexican and Spanish tile; cast stone ornament
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner: Federal Department of Corrections
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (atop roll file WW) 43 blueprints, pages 1 through 32, 36, 37, 42, dated May 18, 1931; supplements, pages 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 13, dated 1931-1932; elevations; Ponsford 300, photograph of line drawing of front elevation

Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 300; Aultman A5901, central arcade and tower; A5902, entry with group of men; A5903, under construction; A5904, facade; A5905, excavation with form work in place; A5906, facade from the distance; A5607, perspective view

Bibliography: Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht, Henry C. Trost: Architect of the Southwest (El Paso: El Paso Public Library Association, 1981), pages 112-113, discussion; figure 85, preliminary drawing; figure 86, photograph of facade

Remarks: Commission 2844. This facility is now believed to be a design of Gustavus A. Trost rather than Henry C. Trost

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