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Sul Ross State College Gymnasium Addition
Alpine, Texas


Description: Gymnasium addition
Other Names: Women’s Gymnasium; Computer Center
Address: Sul Ross State Teachers College, Alpine, Brewster County, Texas
Type: educational: college gymnasium
Original Client: Sul Ross State Teachers College
Historic Inventory: none
Date: June, 1930
Condition: building extant; Trost commission not carried out

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: two story entrance wings (“Boys” and “Girls”) to East and West of existing building, each measuring 12 feet, 3.25 inches x 55 feet 8 inches, plus an outdoor staircase in each wing
Budget/Cost: part of a commission budgeted at $40,000, which was to cover cost of a new heating plant for the campus

Foundation: not given
Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used: cast stone door frames
Remodeling and Additions:

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (F-5) ink on linen sheets, 1, 2, and 6, including side, front and rear elevations of gymnasium; part of Commission No. 2835, dated June, 1930 (sheets 3, 4 and 5 concern only Library Building)

Bibliography: Clifford B. Casey, Sul Ross State University; the Cultural Center of Trans Pecos Texas, 1917-1975 (Seagraves, Texas: Pioneer Book Publishers, 1976), page 53

Remarks: (1) Original portion of Gymnasium constructed in 1928 was probably designed by [first name not determined] Cameron, A. I. A., San Antonio (rendering published in: Sul Ross State Teachers College, Bulletin 27, Ninth Annual Catalogue and Announcements, Session of 1928-1929 June 1, 1928).
(2) Dated from: San Angelo Morning Times, October 2, 1928, page 2.

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