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Washington Junior High School
Albuquerque, New Mexico


Description: Washington Junior High School
Other Names: Washington High School; Junior High School No. 1
Address: 131 South Tenth Street, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Type: educational: Junior High School
Original Client: Albuquerque Public Schools
Date: 1922
Condition: demolished, 1982

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost; George P. Hill
Dimensions and Orientation: three stories, 227 feet 6 inches wide x 62 feet 2 inches deep; no auditorium/gym

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials: four-ply composition
Other Materials Used: concrete coping, courses and sills
Remodeling and Additions: 1938 wing by Heseldine

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: 5 photographs of original plans, including front elevation, dated March, 1922; Ponsford 614 and 615, photographs of plans of first and second floors, dated February 11, 1922; Albuquerque Public Schools, Facilities Office: 14 blueprints, Sheets no. 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 (other numbers broken off), dated March 1922
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 360, perspective view

Bibliography: (1) Edna Heatherington Bergman, The Fate of Architectural Theory in Albuquerque: Buildings of Four Decades, 1920-1960, Master of Architecture thesis, University of New Mexico, 1978, pages [66] and 67 (figure 12 on page [66] is photograph of central portion of facade
(2) The Albuquerque Herald, April 29, 1923, section 3, pages 5 and 6
(3) Albuquerque Journal, June 28, 1924, page [1], describes an unsuccessful attempt by Trost & Trost to get a commission to design an auditorium and gymnasium addition to the Washington Junior High School. (The commission for the design went to E. H. Norris.)

Remarks: Commission 2544

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.