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Crane & O’Fallon Building
El Paso, Texas


Description: Crane & O’Fallon Building
Other Names:
Address:  Texas and Cotton Wood,  El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: commercial: commercial
Original Client: Crane & O’Fallon Co. Plumbing
Historic Inventory:
Date: ca. 1925-1930
Condition:  not built from the plan of Trost. O.H. Thorman was the architect

Architect or Firm: probably Gustavus A. Trost; 1930; the building on Texas and Cotton done by O.T. Thorman(1930)
Associated Architect or Firm:
Contractors: Robert McKee
Dimensions and Orientation: one story, or two stories appearing as one; six units across the facade
Budget/Cost: $65,000.

Wall Materials: water table tiled; stone or cement piers, cast stone (?) entry; parapet probably stuccoed with Spanish tile coping
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 116.
Location of Documentary Photographs:


Remarks: The company was listed at 215 S. Ochoa (1927 City Directory); 219 S. Ochoa (1930), and 1609 Texas (1931).A Spanish Colonial Revival design, with a Plateresque entry. Instead of in filled walls, the units to either side of the entry appear, in the drawing, to be showrooms with drawn shades.

November 7, 1930 El Paso Herald – ‘A new $100,000 home of Crane & O’Fallon is being constructed at Texas and Cotton. The Spanish type structure was designed by O.H. Thorman. R.E. McKee is the contractor.

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