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San Antonio Elementary School
San Antonio, New Mexico


Description: San Antonio Elementary School
Other Names:
Address: San Antonio, Socorro County, New Mexico
Type: educational; elementary
Original Client: Socorro Board of Education
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1928
Condition: extant; in use as a school

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: one story, rectangular; faces north

Foundation: cement
Wall Materials: brick, painted
Roofing Materials: corrugated tin
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions: a classroom addition to the West (not visible in the photograph)

Present Owner: Socorro Independent School District
Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: authors


Remarks: The school, with its arched main entry, mock campanile, passive cooling system in the roof, and massive cement foundation is attributed to Trost & Trost on the basis of style.

The cornerstone gives the date, but not the name of the architect.

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