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Las Cruces School House
Las Cruces, New Mexico


Description: Las Cruces School House
Other Name: Mesilla Community Center
Address: 2251 Calle de Santiago Las Cruces (Mesilla), Dona Ana County, New Mexico
Type: educational
Original Client: local school district, president Albert J. Fountain
Date: 1910
Condition: extant: 2013 community center

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: one story

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: brick & Stucco
Roofing Materials: unknown
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography:(1) Rio Grande Republican, April,1909 “The school directors of this district are making arrangements for erection of a public school building, to cost $7,000. 
(2) Rio Grande Republican, August 19,1910:”Sealed bids will be received by the undersigned for the construction of a $10,000 public school house at Mesilla, New Mexico on or before Saturday August_th, 1910. For plans and specifications apply to Trost & Trost, architects, El Paso, Tex. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids.”

Remarks: School was added based on newspaper article found by Eric Liefeld, President of the Mesilla Valley Preservation

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