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New Bowie High School
El Paso, Texas


Description: New Bowie High School
Address: 900 South Cotton Avenue, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: educational: high school
Original Client: El Paso Independent School District
Date: 1940
Condition: not built (see Remarks, below)

Architect or Firm: Gustavus A. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: 165 feet, 3 inches x 225 feet, 7 inches

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials: composition with Mission tile coping
Other Materials Used: cast stone exterior ornament

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (B-4) 2 ink on linen, 26 tissue, dated February, May 22, August 1, October 21, December 17, 1940, including elevations; (WW-5) 2 blueprints; (WW-12) 16 blueprints, including side, front and rear elevations; (WW-13) 4 blueprints of sheet 7.

Bibliography: (1)El Paso Public Library: Trost & Trost Bid Form for New Bowie High School, March 1, 1940, 77 pages
(2) El Paso Herald-Post, July 1, 1938  shows drawing of building proposed by Trost

Remarks: Commission 2938. The building is in a modified Spanish style with ornamented entry and campanile, and is similar to the El Paso Community College  except that the ornament is more geometric. The commission for New Bowie High School addition was awarded to Percy Wear McGhee, Jr.

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