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Trinity Methodist Church Education Building
El Paso, Texas


Description: Education Building, Trinity Methodist Church
Other Names:
Address: East Yandell Drive and North Oregon Street, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: religious: church education building
Original Client: Trinity Methodist Church
Historic Inventory:
Date: groundbreaking September 12, 1937; opened March 6, 1938
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Gustavus A. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: Harry Ponsford
Dimensions and Orientation: 110 feet wide x 55 feet deep
Budget/Cost: $50,000-$60,000

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials: Spanish tile
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner: Trinity First United Methodist congregation
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (0-21) 8 pencil on tissue drawings including side, front and rear elevations, dated August, 1939
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography: (1) El Paso Herald Post, May 15, 1937, page 3, drawing of facade (not as built)
(2) El Paso Herald Post, September 11, 1937, page 2, drawing of building with description
(3) El Paso Herald Post, March 5, 1938, description of completed building with photograph
(4) Verdon R. Adams, Methodism Comes to the Pass; a History of Trinity United Methodist Church of El Paso (El Paso: Guynes Printing Co., 1975)

Remarks: Commission 2921

See also Proposed New Trinity and Trinity Methodist Church Remodeling.

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