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University of Texas at El Paso – Holliday Hall
El Paso, Texas

Description: Holliday Hall, University of Texas at El Paso
Other Names: Holiday Hall
Address: adjacent to Kidd Field, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: educational: university gymnasium
Original Client: Texas State School of Mines; Dr. D.M. Wiggins President
Historic Inventory: none
Date: 1933
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Gustavus A. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories; dimensions (from plan): 112 X 50 feet
Budget/Cost: $100,000 PWA loan and grant for both dormitories

Wall Materials:
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions: Additions were made in 1964 and 1966.

Present Owner: University of Texas Board of Regents
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: L-59, 4 sheets, ink and pencil on tissue paper (each sheet has wording: Sketch Plan, Gymnasium Building, State School of Mines and Trost & Trost Architects; undated)
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Aultman A5962 (general view of Holliday Hall and Kidd Field)

Bibliography: (1) The 1939 Flow sheet; Annual Publication of Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy (El Paso: 1939), page 15 (general view of east side)
(2) 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), page 50 (visible at upper right in aerial photograph of campus)
(3) Frank Mangan, El Paso in Pictures (El Paso: The Press, 1971), page 124 (gives alternate spelling of Holiday Hall, and includes reproduction of Aultman A5962 [see above])
(4) El Paso Herald December 21, 1935 speaks of the financing of the two dormitories

Remarks: The attribution to Gustavus Trost is based on the 4 sheets of sketches in the El Paso Public Library, each labeled: Trost & Trost Architects. It is also based on the previous work of Trost & Trost for the campus, and the subsequent work of Gustavus A. Trost (for Trost & Trost) on the campus.

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