• The Gage Hotel – Marathon, Texas

    Gage Hotel
  • Bullion Plaza School – Miami, Arizona

    Bullion Plaza School
  • Hotel El Capitan – Van Horn, Texas

    Hotel El Capitan
  • Val Verde Hotel – Socorro, New Mexico

    Val Verde Hotel
  • The Owls Club – Tucson, Arizona

    Owls Club
  • El Paso High School – El Paso, Texas

    El Paso High School
  • Trost Residence – El Paso, Texas

    Trost Residence
  • Albuquerque High School – Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Albuquerque High School
  • University of Texas El Paso – El Paso, Texas

    University of Texas El Paso

Morehead School Addition
El Paso, Texas


Description: Morehead School (addition)
Other Names: El Paso High School
Address: Arizona Street between Campbell and Kansas Streets, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: educational
Original Client: El Paso Independent School District
Date: 1922
Condition: demolished

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: thirteen rooms on three stories; 73 feet, 1 inch x 57 feet, 1 inch

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials: tin shingles
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (M-16) 9 ink on linen plans, including rear and side elevations, dated April, 1922
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Aultman 1085, 1103; Morehead folder

Bibliography: (1) Board Lets Contract to Build New School on Cotton Avenue; Improvements also Authorized, El Paso Herald, April 7, 1922, page 5 (It [the School Board] also decided to erect a 13 room addition to the Morehead school Bids for the Morehead school addition will be asked at once.)
(2) An exterior photograph of Morehead School, when it still served as the High School, can be found in: Frank Mangan, El Paso in Pictures (El Paso: The Press, 1971), page 56.

Remarks: Commission 2547. The addition was to the rear of the building and provided a ground floor and two floors of classrooms. The exterior blended with the existing building, which was designed by Edward Kneezell (died 1926) and built in 1902. In 1916, a Trost designed fire escape had been installed on the Morehead School, 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