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Western New Mexico University – Bowden Hall
Silver City, New Mexico


Description: Bowden Hall, Western New Mexico University
Other Names: Bowden Hall, New Mexico State Teachers College
Address: Silver City, Grant County, New Mexico
Type: education: college dormitory for men
Original Client: Regents of New Mexico State Teachers College
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1927
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: Jack Heather
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories with basement, rectangular; faces South

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: red brick (now plastered)
Roofing Materials: composition
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner: Western New Mexico University
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (L-58) 2 sheets of drawings on tissue of front elevation
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 488, perspective view (inscribed verso Dormitory/A Newman Photo/Silver)

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), pages 69, mention, and 104, description.

Remarks: Named in honor of New Mexico State Teachers College president A. O. Bowden. First used as a men’s and later a women’s dormitory.

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