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San Elizario Elementary/High School
San Elizario, Texas


Description: San Elizario Elementary/High School
Other Names: originally San Elizario Grade and High School
Address: 12501 Socorro Road ,San Elizario, El Paso County, Texas
Type: educational
Original Client: San Elizario Independent School District
Historic Inventory: two historic markers on entry arch
Date: 1935; opened November, 1936
Condition: extant; in use as a school (L.G. Elementary School)

Architect or Firm: Gustavus A. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: T-shaped, one story, 117 feet across by 59 feet deep
Budget/Cost: $16,000

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: brick, stuccoed
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used: wood door and window frames
Remodeling and Additions: a 10-classroom addition, 1984

Present Owner: San Elizario Independent School District
Location of Drawings:
Location of Documentary Photographs: UTEP Special Collections

Bibliography: Proposed San Elizario Grade and High School, El Paso Times, July 29, 1935, drawing for the school and brief description; Ramon Renteria, San Elizario School celebrates 50 years–still going strong, El Paso Times, October 31, 1986, page 1-B, history of the school, photograph of entry.

Remarks: In 1935, Gustavus Trost of the firm Trost & Trost drew plans for a proposed grade and high school in San Elizario, Tx. Public Works Relief loan was filed to access funds to build the school.

The building style copied the old San Elizario Mission. The school would be built of brick covered with stucco and would contain about 10 classrooms at the front and an auditorium at the rear. The bell tower was to contain no bell. It was to merely ornamental

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