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Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy Assay Office
El Paso, Texas

Description: Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy Assay Office
Other Names:
Address: east side of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: educational: school of mines assay office
Original Client: Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy
Date: 1914 [?]
Condition: demolished

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: one story

Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography: (1) Nancy Hamilton, UTEP: a Pictorial History of the University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso: Texas Western Press, the University of Texas at El Paso; Norfolk: The Donning Company, 1988), pages 20, description and exterior photograph.
(2) El Paso Herald, May 13, 1914 page 9, reports eighty persons and firms sign the Notes to Guarantee Payment for Mining School Notes. These men endorsed the chamber of commerce notes that represents the $50,000 paid for the buildings and grounds of the military school. Foremost in securing the school was president Robert Krakauer. Trost & Trost are on the list
Remarks: Attributed to Henry Trost because of its appearance (hipped roof, roof brackets) and because it was an addition to a campus Trost had designed.

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