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Crosby Building
El Paso, Texas


Description: Crosby Building
Other Names:
Address: southeast corner, San Francisco Avenue and Chihuahua Street, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: commercial: retail stores
Original Client: Mrs. Josephine F. Crosby, of 357 Myrtle Avenue, El Paso
Date: 1906
Condition: not built

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories, with room for two retail stores; 50 feet on San Francisco Avenue and 100 feet on Chihuahua Street
Budget/Cost: $10,000-$16,000

Wall Materials: probably would have been brick finished with stone
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography: (1) San Francisco Street Block, El Paso Herald, June 27, 1906, page 9 (client and architects named, proposed building described, budget discussed)
(2) Mrs. Crosby Is to Build Soon, El Paso Herald, July 25, 1906, page 10 (architects named, proposed building described, dimensions given)

Remarks: In Bibliography item 1, above, the site is reported to have been formerly occupied by the Southwestern Printing Company. However, according to El Paso city directory listings, Southwestern Printing continued to occupy the site.

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.