Loretto Academy Bisbee - Trost Society

Loretto Academy Bisbee

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Loretto Academy Bisbee

The firm of Trost & Trost drew plans for a Convent School to be erected in Bisbee, Arizona in circa 1907, which were displayed in the Trost & Trost advertising booklet produced that year (see https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth875477/m1/28/ — pictured here). The supervision of the school was assigned to the Sisters of Loretto, who sent representatives from their existing schools in El Paso (St. Joseph’s) and Las Cruces (Loretto Academy). The resulting Loretto School building, which stands today, was built in the Higgins Hill area in an eclectic mix of Mission and Spanish styles, but unfortunately not utilizing the much more ornate Trost plans. (Ref: Bisbee Daily Review 02/03/1907)

Photograph of the Trost design is cited above.

— Mark Stone

Additional Details

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Type: Religious
Construction Date: Jan 1, 1907
Address: 100 Quality Hill Road, Bisbee, AZ, USA
Condition: Extant