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Nara Visa High School
Nara Visa, New Mexico


Description: Nara Visa High School
Other Names: none
Address: Nara Visa, Quay County, New Mexico
Type: educational: secondary
Original Client: [local school district]
Date: ca. 1920-1921
Condition: not built from plans of Trost & Trost

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: one story entrance block with wings; two story auditorium in rear; T-shaped

Foundation: probably concrete
Wall Materials: plastered
Roofing Materials: flat; Spanish tile coping
Other Materials Used: unknown

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 473, photograph of a rendering, front elevation, prepared for publication; Ponsford 522, the same with most of the lettering block out


Remarks: This design, with the two-story auditorium wing, is nearly identical to San Jon High School (NMSANJE.001). The size of the auditorium (probably doubling for a gym) indicates that the building was also meant to serve as a community center. The existing school was built in 1921 by J. C. Berry (1875-1950) of Amarillo, and is on the New Mexico Register of Cultural Properties.

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