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Valedon School (1922)
Valedon, New Mexico


Description: School
Other Names:
Address: Valedon, Hidalgo County, New Mexico
Type: educational
Original Client:
Date: 1922

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: Heather Construction Company
Dimensions and Orientation:  6 classrooms with 2 rooms in basement; story with half basement; H-shaped; 101 feet 6 inches across x 58 feet 6 inches deep; two stories in Spanish style.
Budget/Cost: $18,000 $25,000

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: adobe, plastered, brick trimming
Roofing Materials: composition
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (H-18) 6 sheets, ink on linen plans, including elevations, dated June, 1922; revised August 5, 1922
Location of Documentary Photographs: Ponsford 631, photograph of plans

Bibliography: (1) El Paso Herald, June 20, 1922, page 2, call for bids
(2) El Paso Herald, November 1, 1922, page 17 “Fine School is Erected at Valedon, Mining Camp’
(3) The Santa Fe New Mexican , December 21, 1922, page 4
(4) The Clayton News, Friday November 24, 1922, page 1
(5) The Santa Fe New Mexican, November 2, 192 page 4 “Valedon is Erecting New School to Cost $18,000”

Remarks: Commission 2552; also refer to plans of school in 1920
Ponsford 631 is for a 6 classroom building 104 feet across x 62 feet deep. Although it is not identical to Commission 2552, it is believed to be a study for it. The Valedon School has been demolished. The authors could not located any photographs, and do not know what the school looked like. In the November 1922 article, it says it there will be every modern convenience including steam heat, hot and cold running water.

Valedon is now a ghost town and the land were the town once stood is private land

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