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Adolphus Trost Residence
El Paso, Texas


Description: Adolphus Trost residence
Other Names:
Address: 3431 Tularosa Avenue, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: domestic: single family home
Original Client: Adolphus G. and Carolyn (i.e. Hayes) Trost
Historic Inventory: El Paso Register of Historic Places
Date: before 1918
Condition: extant; in use as a home

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: L-shaped; one and one half stories; Tudor English style

Foundation: probably concrete
Wall Materials: stucco
Roofing Materials: shingle
Other Materials Used: red brick chimney; front bay, brick; cement stairs with brick edge; interior is being finished in pure white enamel
Remodeling and Additions: There is brick addition to the back; the brackets on the posts of the pergola have been removed.

Present Owner: privately owned
Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Bradt 102, perspective view from street intersection

Bibliography: El Paso Herald, January 27, 1917  Building a Unique Residence

Remarks: Adolphus Gustavus Trost and Carolyn Lea Hayes were married onOctober 20, 1915. The 1918 El Paso city directory was the first to list them at 3431 Tularosa Avenue. The owner declined to let the authors inspect or photograph the house. Marion Trost Doherty, niece of Adolphus G. Trost, remembers that the house had beautiful woodwork. The Adolphus Trost house is almost identical to the Carl Price house in Berino, New Mexico , except the plans for the former show three windows on the front gable instead of two. Also traces of a band of Trostian ornament are visible on the Adolphus Trost house.

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