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Store Building for Dr. Will Rogers
El Paso, Texas


Description: Store Building for Dr. Will Rogers
Other Names: [Colorado Gold Products]?
Address: 4024 Trowbridge Drive
Type: commercial office and warehouse
Original Client: Dr. Will Rogers
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1929-1933
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: probably Gustavus A. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: Anderson Brothers
Dimensions and Orientation: one story The structure, 50 by 82 feet in dimensions and arranged for two stores
Budget/Cost: $10,000.

Foundation: unknown
Wall Materials: unknown; probably stuccoed – March 29, 1929 mentions brick
Roofing Materials: Spanish tile
Other Materials Used: Mexican tile facing over water table; wood and cast iron detailing
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner:  El Paso Federation of Teacher and Support Personnel (2014)
Location of Drawings:
Location of Documentary Photographs: postcard published by Kustom Quality, privately owned

Bibliography: El Paso Herald March 27, 1929, page 2 ‘Anderson Bros. Given Contract for $10,000 Store

Remarks: On June 5, 1929, a payment of $443.75 was received by the firm from Dr. Will Rogers; on January 21, 1933, a payment of $200.00 was received from him (ledger, collection of Trost family) Our only visual evidence for this eclectic Spanish style building is the single postcard, lettered “Trost & Trost,” cited above. 4024 Trowbridge is listed as “vacant” in the 1930, 1931 and 1932 El Paso city directories.


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