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Poe Residence РEl Paso Guidance Center
El Paso, Texas

 

Description: Poe Residence
Other Names: El Paso Guidance Center
Address: 1509 North Mesa, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: Domestic, single-family house
Original Client: A.B. Poe
Historic Inventory: was on El Paso Register of Historic Places
Condition: Demolished, 1992

Architect or Firm: Gus Frazer (?)
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors:
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories: faced east
Budget/Cost:

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: brick with stucco panels
Roofing Materials: shingles
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings: none know to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: UTEP Special Collection

Bibliography: (1) Lloyd C. Engelbrect, Henry Trost: the Prairie School in the Southwest, The Prairie School Review, volume VI, Number 4 (Fourth Quarter, 1969), page 22-23, discussed: illustrated, cover and page 22.
(2) Editorial, El Paso Times, April 21, 1992,page 4B, another landmark goes; the city must prosecute.

Remarks: We had been informed that this house was a Trost, and believed the information to be correct largely because of the Prairie School style. We are no inclined to believe that the house is the work of Guy Frazer, an architect who worked briefly with Trost and Trost.

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