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Socorro High School
Socorro, New Mexico

Description: Socorro High School
Other Names: Garfield Elementary School
Address: Fisher Street, Socorro, Socorro County, New Mexico
Type: educational
Original Client: Socorro Independent School District
Date: by 1922
Condition: demolished

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: one story, irregular, central block with wings

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: grey brick
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used: flag pole terrace and urns probably concrete
Remodeling and Additions: unknown

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 491, photograph of rendering of facade
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 492, general view before landscaping


Remarks: A letter of April 7, 1922, from H. L. Beagle, member of the Socorro Board of Education, states that Trost & Trost are the architects of this school, among others. The rendering shows a higher auditorium roof. There were probably two classrooms in each of the wings. The plan is a variant of Ponsford 665.

Mr. Leo Murphy of Socorro stated that it was a grammar school when he went there, that there was a basement under the auditorium, and that the brick matched that of the Val Verde Hotel (NMSOCOH.001). He also stated, It was beautiful then. There were nice evergreen trees, and a three-foot hedge at the edge of the road.

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