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Winslow High School
Winslow, Arizona


Description: High School
Other Names: Navit – High School
Address:  800 N. Apache Avenue between East Elm Street and East Cherry Street, Winslow, Navajo County, Arizona
Type: educational: high school
Original Client: [local school district]
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1929
Condition: extant; in use as a school

Architect or Firm: Gustavus A. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost; Chris Totten, associate architect out of Phoenix office
Contractors: Alfred Wikstrom
Dimensions and Orientation: A three story building, facing South. Central block 177 feet wide by 61 feet 8 inches deep; rear wing 62 feet 6 feet wide by 84 feet 4 inches deep.
Budget/Cost: $160,000 (bond issue)  plans – $132,755 was bid price

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: variegated, textured yellow brick
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used: cast stone quoins, window enfacement and ornament; cement entry stairs
Remodeling and Additions: The stuccoed section at the north base of the It is almost certainly an addition.

Present Owner: Winslow Board of Education
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 504, photograph of drawing titled Proposed Junior High School Building; Ponsford 505,photograph of drawing titled Junior-Senior High School Building.; (I-10) 13 sheets ink-on-linen plans, numbered 1 through 13, including side, front, and rear elevations, dated July, 1928
Location of Documentary Photographs: UTEP Special Collections

Bibliography: (1) El Paso Herald, April 6, 1928 page 5
(2) El Paso Herald, January 13, 1928 page 13
(3) El Paso Herald, March 23, 1928 page 9
(4) El Paso Herald, August 21, 1928 page 9
(5) El Paso Herald, September 21, 1928 page 2 ‘Complete School Plans’
(6) El Paso Herald, May 4, 1928 page 8 ‘Winslow School Bonds to be Sold by Board Monday
(7) El Paso Evening Post, April 6, 1928 page 15
Remarks: A metal plaque to the right of the front entry gives the date and the names of the architects, associate architect and contractor.

On February 4, 1929, the Winslow school district voted on a $170,000 bond issue for a new high school building. The bond issue passed on March 23.

The school board then hired the architectural firm of Trost & Trost to draw the plans. Chris Totten of the Olds Brother Lumber company of Winslow was awarded a $40,000 contract for erection of an addition to the Winslow high school.

The plans called for a three story texture brick building to face south. The bids opened on September 17, with contractor Alfred Wikstrom receiving the winning bid. The cost $132,000.

Today the building stands abandon.

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.