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Washington School
Silver City, New Mexico


Description: Washington School
Other Names: none
Address: Silver City, Grant County, New Mexico
Type: educational: elementary school
Original Client: [local school district]
Date: 1926
Condition: demolished ca. 1965

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: on sloping lot; one story in front, two stories to the rear; T-shaped

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: red brick
Roofing Materials: unknown
Other Materials Used: ornamental stone or concrete entry
Remodeling and Additions: unknown

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 484, photograph of a rendering of facade
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 486, perspective view of front section; Ponsford 520, view from the side

Bibliography: Susan Berry and Sharman Apt Russell, Built to Last; an Architectural History of Silver City, New Mexico (Silver City, New Mexico: Silver City Museum Society, 1986), page 66, brief mention of the school.

Remarks: Our informant in Anthony, New Mexico, stated that there was a sub- basement with no windows for Hispanic students. [However, Ponsford 520 shows windows at the rear of the school.] He went on to say, after the fifth grade, the kids were moved upstairs.

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