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New Mexico State University – Young Hall
Las Cruces, New Mexico


Description: Young Hall
Other Names: Library; English Department
Address: New Mexico State University, Las Cruces (University Park),Dona Ana County, New Mexico
Type: educational: university library
Original Client: New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1927-1928
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost or Gustavus A. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: R. E. McKee, El Paso
Dimensions and Orientation: Mission Style Revival; two stories fire proof
Budget/Cost: $40,000

Wall Materials:
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner: State of New Mexico
Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: New Mexico State University Library: Rio Grande Historical Collections/Hobson-Huntsinger University Archives

Bibliography: (1)Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht, Henry C. Trost: Architect of the Southwest (El Paso: El Paso Public Library Association, 1981), page 95
(2) El Paso Herald January 11, 1928 page 2 $175,000 Building Program In Trade Territory Reported

Remarks:  This building was originally designed as the campus library. The building housed two large depression-era, Work Projects Administration-sponsored murals painted by Tom Lea in 1933. The murals were restored in 1996 and are now hung in Branson Hall Library. In 1958 the building was occupied by the English Department and then 1982 by Military Science and Aerospace Studies Department.

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