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Sierra Blanca, Texas


Description: School
Other Names:
Address: Sierra Blanca, Hudspeth County, Texas
Type: educational
Original Client: Sierra Blanca Independent School District
Historic Inventory: none
Date: 1927
Condition: demolished, 1973

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost and Gustavus A. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: rectangular, 1-story, 2 classrooms and hall; 72 feet across x 23 feet deep

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: adobe, plastered
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used: pine doors and window frames
Remodeling and Additions: see Drawings

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (L-54) 2 original plans on tissue, pages 1 and 2, including front elevation, dated July, 1927, Commission 2715; (L-53, 2 original plans on tissue for one classroom, 21 feet 9 inches x 40 feet 3 inches, pages 1 and 2, including rear elevation, dated August, 1930,
Commission 2839; (L-56) one plan on tissue to add septic tank and boy’s and girl’s wash rooms to rear of existing building, Commission 2840.
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography: (1) El Paso Herald, December 28, 1926 page 1 ‘New School Houses’
(2) El Paso Herald, November 28, 1927 page 1

Remarks: Sheet 2 of Commission 2839 gives detailed specifications for the building. Commission numbers – 2715, 2839 and 2840.

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