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Brophy Main Street Building
Bisbee, Arizona


Description: Brophy Main Street Building
Other Names: Bovis Bead Co., Bead and Turquoise Market, and It’s a Holiday Clothing Store
Address: 23 Main Street, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona
Type commercial: building housing two retail stores
Original Client:
Historic Inventory:
Date: c. 1908-1910
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: single story; faces south; about 25 feet wide

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: yellow brick
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used: tile facing on storefronts; prism glass over show windows
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner: privately owned
Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: UTEP Special Collection


Remarks: No documentary evidence has been found; attributed to Henry Trost on the basis of the ornamental plaque on the upper part of the building, in the center, and from its location in a business district for which Trost designed other buildings.

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.