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Santa Rosa School
Santa Rosa, New Mexico


Description: Santa Rosa School
Other Names: The Alamo
Address: Santa Rosa, Guadalupe County, New Mexico
Type: educational
Original Client: [local school district]
Date: 1917
Condition: demolished

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: irregular plan; a 2-story central block with one-story wings to front and sides, and 2-storey block at the rear

Foundation: unknown
Wall Materials: stuccoed
Roofing Materials: unknown
Other Materials Used: galvanized iron canales
Remodeling and Additions: see “Remarks”

Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 480, postcard; 481, view of the side; 482a, general view dated Sept. 25, 1917; 482b, general view


Remarks: Our informant in Santa Rosa stated that he graduated from the school in 1934, and that the students called it The Alamo. A penciled inscription on the back of Ponsford 482b (by Gustavus A. Trost?) says remodeled by Trost & Trost. The design is quite unusual for a Trost & Trost school. We surmise that the work of the firm was the addition of the one-story entrance block and wings, and probably the block to the rear.

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