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President Garrison House- New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico


Description:  President Garrison home
Other Names:
Address: New Mexico State University, parcel of land off Conway Ave (precinct 5)
Type: domestic: single family residence
Original Client:
Date: 1908
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation:

Wall Materials:
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used: the flooring of the corridor and bedrooms Edge grain Texas Pine
Remodeling and Additions: the plans only call for the basement to be under the rear room.

Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography: 4 letters between Trost & Trost and the Secretary to the President dated September/October  1908

Remarks: Dr. Winford E. Garrison was the first president of the college. (1908-1913). On September 18,1908 the plans for his house were approved by the Board of Regents. In October 1908 , Trost sent the blueprints to O.P. Koeger and F.H Bascom (SP?) for bidding. The house would be located on land owned by Garrison  in Mesilla Park Precinct 5.  In 1928 the land is sold to the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity. The Sisters built a convent, orphanage and the Madonna private girls school. In 1967 the convent is closed. In 1977 the land was developed for condominium known as the Mesilla Park Heritage Association.

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