University of Texas at El Paso, Dormitories – El Paso TX

Description

The PWA built two dormitories in 1936 for what was then called the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy. The two dorms are Benedict and Worrell Halls, both of which are still standing. The school’s newspaper, The Prospector, reported in April 1936 that “Construction started April 15, 1936 on the two PWA allocated dormitories for 102 men and women students,” and that school officials believed the new dormitories would help attract more and stronger students to the school.

Source notes

"Two Dormitories Built for College of Mines," The Prospector, April 16, 1936, reprinted in The Prospector, September 4, 1984.

Project originally submitted by Susan Kline on January 23, 2014.

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Location Info


500 W University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79902

Location notes: General marker for University of Texas at El Paso.

Coordinates: 31.7702128, -106.504186

One comment on “University of Texas at El Paso, Dormitories – El Paso TX

  1. Eveline Evans

    31.76924, -106.50519 Benedict Hall / 31.76984, -106.50666 Worrell Hall

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