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Flint McGregor Residence
El Paso, Texas


Description: Flint McGregor residence
Other Names:
Address: 3144 Wheeling Avenue
Type: domestic: single family house
Original Client: Flint McGregor
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1921
Condition: extant; in use as a home

Architect or Firm: probably Gustavus A. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: one and one half stories; faces northeast
Budget/Cost: $8,000

Foundation: probably concrete
Wall Materials: stuccoed
Roofing Materials: Spanish tile
Other Materials Used: stucco ornament; wood and iron balconies
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner: privately owned
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: Xerox copies of 2 original plans, elevations, one dated October, 1921 (filed with the Library’s index of Trost buildings).
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: color exterior photograph by June F. Engelbrecht, 1989

Bibliography: Typical Examples of New Homes Erected During the Year, 1921, El Paso Herald, January 28, 1922, page [1-A] (exterior photograph of the new home of Flint McGregor in Manhattan Heights); see also El Paso Herald, January 28, 1922, page 5A (Beautiful Homes Finished Flint McGregor, Luna and Wheeling streets, Mission house, $8,000)

Remarks: Commission no. 2535
The house is attributed to Gustavus A. Trost largely because it is known that Gustavus Trost and this client were friends. There are handwritten notations on one plan indicating the locations of rooms. The room to the right is a sun room, with the living room to the left and the dining room in the center. Two bedrooms are indicated in back of the living room, and two bedrooms in the half story.

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