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Union High School
Tombstone, Arizona


Description: Union High School
Address: U.S. Highway 80, (East Freemont Street) Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona
Type: educational: high school
Original Client: [local school district]
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1922
Condition: Extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: Two stories; faces North. Facade width 138 feet 4 inches, depth 56 feet 4 inches; rear wing depth 49 feet 6 inches. Rear wing width could not be measured.

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: reinforced concrete, plastered
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used: standard metal munitions.
Remodeling and Additions: A small brick addition on the North side is not by Trost & Trost. Some first story windows have been made smaller.

Present Owner: [local school district]
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (I9) 9 sheets ink on linen plans, sheets 1 through 9, including front, side and rear elevations, dated June 1922; Ponsford 633, 634, 635, machine-reproduced plans
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 497a, photograph (facade); 497b, postcard; 219


Remarks: Commission 2556.
Ponsford 634, titled Union High School, is a one-story plan, which was not carried out. Ponsford 633 is a basement plan for the present building, apparently not carried out, and Ponsford 635 is the plan for the second story. The cornerstone gives only the date. The building is a typical T-shaped plan separated from the sidewalk with a simple iron fence, and is handsomely landscaped with cedars, palm trees and hedge.

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.