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Becker & McDougall Hardware Store
El Paso, Texas

Description: Becker & McDougall Hardware Store
Other Names:
Address: 409  Texas Street (now Texas Avenue),El Paso, El Paso County, Texas; adjoining the Texas Grand Theate
Type: commercial; hardware
Original Client: Gustav Becker
Date:  November 1917
Condition: demolished

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: Beaudett & Cropper
Dimensions and Orientation: one story building and basement; 50×120
Cost: $20,000 – $25,000

Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used: dark oak stained wood and buff
Remodeling and Additions:

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library:
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography: (1) El Paso Herald, October 27, 1917 page 2
(2) El Paso Herald, September 29, 1917 page 24 “Front of the New Home of Becker-McDougall Hardware
(3) El Paso Herald, June 9, 1917 page 7
(4) El Paso Herald, August 18, 1917 page 16
(5) El Paso Herald, May 5, 1917 page 12

Remarks: this building was located next to the Texas Grand theater. Trost & Trost also did plans for a hotel in Springerville, Arizona for Mr. Becker


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