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

Description: Quinn Hall, University of Texas at El Paso
Other Names: originally Chemistry Building, later Geology, Old Geology
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; Gibson & Robertson; Edward Kneezell
Contractors: V. E. Ware
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories; faces east; foundation has inside dimensions of 79 feet x 42 feet, 6 inches; walls batter inward 7 inches per ten feet; height, about 30 feet from grade to roof eaves (sloping site)
Budget/Cost: part of original expenditure for campus; no breakdown was made (see University Of Texas EL Paso Plans)

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: plaster, over brick, stone and concrete
Roofing Materials: composition
Other Materials Used: exposed brick and glazed tile trim
Remodeling and Additions: addition constructed 1965

Present Owner: University of Texas Board of Regents
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library, O1, 30 ink on linen original plans dated April, 1917, including sheets 15-18: plans, front, side and rear elevations and cross section, plus sheets 12-14 and 29-30: details shared with other campus buildings; Aultman A5385, photograph of watercolor rendering
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library, Ponsford 436 as part of general view, c. 1917-1918; Aultman A5512 (as part of general view, c. 1917-1918), A5957 (as part of 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 & the 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 El Paso; Norfolk: The Donning Company, 1988), page 35 (Aultman A5957, listed above, with caption giving name changes), page 49

Remarks: Commission 2414
El Paso architect Edward Kneezell was superintendent of construction.

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