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Lydia Patterson Institute
El Paso, Texas



Description: Lydia Patterson Institute
Other Names: Lydia Patterson Institute of the United Methodist Church
Address: 503 South Florence Street, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: educational; Methodist missionary school for Mexican males
Original Client: Millard Patterson
Date: 1913
Condition: demolished 1963-1964
Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: Ponsford Construction Company
Dimensions and Orientation: rectangular, 2 stories with elevated basement
Budget/Cost: $50,000

Wall Materials:
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Location of Drawings: Lydia Patterson Institute: 17 original drawings dated June 27, 1913; El Paso Public Library: copies of same
Location of Documentary Photographs: Lydia Patterson Institute

Bibliography: (1) The Lydia Patterson Institute for Boys, El Paso Herald, August 26, 1916, Home Beautiful Section, page 7, columns 1 and 2 (description of the school and its work, exterior photograph)
(2) Lydia Patterson Institute Marks 49th Year; New School Fund Drive Set, El Paso Herald Post, Saturday, February 9, 1963, history of the school, illustrations of the buildings
(3) Fred Hervey, Tribute to Henry T. Ponsford, Password, volume XXV, number 3 (winter, 1980), page 146
(4) Clinton P. Hartmann, Lydia Patterson Institute: a Living Memorial, Password, volume XXXIV, number 3 (Fall, 1989), pages 107-120 (history of the school, exterior photograph of about 1921 on page 114)

Remarks: In 1933, the Institute became a co-educational school for Latin-American youth.
See also, the Mitchell Industrial Complex, El Paso, Texas

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