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New Mexico Highland University Manual Training
Las Vegas, New Mexico


Description: Manual Training, Domestic Science and Physics Building, New Mexico Normal University
Other Names: New Mexico Highland University
Address: Las Vegas, San Miguel County, New Mexico
Type: educational: university classroom building
Original Client: New Mexico Normal University
Date: 1922
Condition: not built

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories, about 80 feet wide by 110 feet deep

Wall Materials: not specified
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used:

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 652, 653, two sheets, machine copies of plans, laminated to a cloth backing

Bibliography: (1) The Southwest Wind, The New Mexico Normal University, East Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1923, unpaged: Manual Training Department After a lapse of several years, manual training was reintroduced in the Normal University last summer under the direction of Mr. McCollister. Working under the handicap of inadequate building
(2) Minutes of the Board of Regents, New Mexico Highlands University, May 12, 1922: report of an effort to obtain the Douglas Avenue [now Douglas Street, adjacent to the University campus] school property as a site for a manual training, domestic science and physics building

Remarks: The plan for the ground story (Ponsford 652) is for a slightly different building than the plan for the second story (Ponsford 653), but taken together they clearly show facilities for manual training, domestic science and physics, plus an auditorium or gymnasium.
The building was evidently not constructed; Mr. McCollister left the University in August of 1924, according to minutes of the University Board of Regents.

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