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Sul Ross State University Library
Alpine, Texas


Description: Sul Ross State University Library
Other Names: Education Building; Education/Liberal Arts Building
Address: Sul Ross State Teachers College, Alpine, Brewster County, Texas
Type: educational: college
Original Client: Sul Ross State Teachers College
Historic Inventory: none
Date: plans dated October, 1929; building opened July 22, 1930
Condition: extant, with interior alterations

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: Robert E. McKee
Dimensions and Orientation: three stories (ground story, first and second story), faces South: T-shaped, with theatre in ; base of the T; 200 feet x 59 feet 6 inches; rear wing 105 feet
Budget/Cost: $150,000

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: red brick
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used: exposed concrete and cast stone entrance details; three -story reinforced steel structure
Remodeling and Additions: interior remodeling, ca. 1967, with a budget of $320,000

Present Owner: Sul Ross State University
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (F-4) 13 sheets ink-on-linen, sheets 1 through 13, including front, rear and side elevations, and one sheet tissue,Commission no. 2813, dated October, 1929; (F-5) heating plan, ink on linen sheets 1, 3, 4 and 5 (out of 6), Commission no. 2835, dated June, 1930; Ponsford 369, photograph of rendering of front elevation
Location of Documentary Photographs: Sul Ross State University

Bibliography: Clifford B. Casey, Sul Ross State University; the Cultural Center of Trans Pecos Texas, 1917 – 1975 (Seagraves, Texas: Pioneer Book Publishers, 1976), pages 51, 53-54 et passim

Remarks: (1) See also Sul Ross Gymnasium and Heating Plant (2) Bronze plaque at entrance includes text: “Library Building/erected/MDCCCXXX/. Trost and Trost/Architects/Robert E. McKee, Contractor.”

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.