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St. Mary Magdalene’s Academy
Silver City, New Mexico


Description: St. Mary Magdalene’s Academy
Other Names: St. Mary’s Academy
Address: Alabama Street on the northwestern outskirts of Silver City, Grant County, New Mexico
Type: educational: Catholic boarding school [grades 1-12?]
Original Client: Sisters of St. Joseph of Silver City
Date: 1923 or later
Condition: not built

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories

Foundation: probably concrete
Wall Materials: plastered with exposed quoins
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used: unknown

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 485, photograph of rendering, facade

Bibliography: Susan Berry and Sharman Apt Russell, Built to Last; an Architectural History of Silver City, New Mexico (Silver City, New Mexico: Silver City Museum Society, 1986), pages 66 and 105, brief history of the Academy

Remarks: A number of buildings were constructed for the school following a fire in December, 1922; the rendering is probably part of an unsuccessful bid for one of these buildings.

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