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University of Texas at El Paso – Geology
El Paso, Texas

Description: Geology Building, University of Texas at El Paso
Other Names: Power Building; Engineering Building
Address: El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: educational: college, later university
Original Client: University of Texas Board of Regents
Historic Inventory: none
Date: 1917
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost; Kathleen L. Worrell: Charles M. Gibson of Gibson & Robertson: Edward Kneezell
Contractors: V. E. Ware
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories; faces east; foundation has inside dimensions of 44 X 51 feet; walls batter inward 7 inches per ten feet; height of north facade: 26 feet, plus stack with height of 35 feet
Budget/Cost: part of original expense for campus; no breakdown was made (see University of Texas at El Paso Plan )

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: plaster, over brick, stone and concrete
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used: concrete coping around roof; exposed brick on stack
Remodeling and Additions: additions constructed 1936, 1950 and 1954

Present Owner: University of Texas Board of Regents
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library, O-1, 4 ink on linen plans dated April, 1917, including sheets 25-27, plans and elevations, and sheet 30: details shared with other buildings
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library, Ponsford 436, as part of general view, c. 1917-1918; Aultman A5512 (building on left, in general view, c. 1917-1918); Aultman A5957 (building on left, in general view, c.1921)

Bibliography: (1) Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht, Henry C. Trost: Architect of the Southwest (El Paso: El Paso Public Library Association, 1981), page 67 (photograph A5957, listed above), as part of general discussion of campus, pages 64-68
(2) Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht, The Trost Touch; Henry Trost & theĀ Bhutanese Architecture, Nova, the University of Texas at El Paso
Magazine, volume XVI, number 2 (December, 1980), page 3 (photograph A5957, listed above)
(3) Nancy Hamilton, UTEP: a Pictorial History of the University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso: Texas Western Press, the University of Texas at ElPaso; Norfolk: The Donning Company, 1988), page 35 (Aultman A5957, listed above, with caption giving name changes), page 49 (photograph of 1925, general view)
(4) The 1939 Flowsheet; Annual Publication of Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy (El Paso: 1939), page 11 (photograph, showing addition constructed in 1936)

Remarks: Commission 2414

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