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Gross Kelly and Company Wholesale House
Albuquerque, New Mexico


Description: Gross Kelly & Company Wholesale House
Other Names:
Address: Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Type: commercial: wholesale house
Original Client: H. W. Kelly and Jacob Gross
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1923
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories, corner location

Foundation: probably concrete
Wall Materials: stuccoed
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 121, side view; Ponsford 122, perspective view

Bibliography: (1) The Albuquerque Herald, April 29, 1923, section III, page 5
(2) El Paso Herald January 27, 1917 page 28
Remarks: (1) H. W. Kelly of Las Vegas, New Mexico, was President of Gross Kelly & Co., Inc., wholesale grocers, wool, hides and pelts. Jacob Gross, vice president, did not reside in Albuquerque. The company had stores in East Las Vegas, Pecos, Rowe and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Trinidad, Colorado.
(2) The block with arched windows on the lower floor, and domes on the corners is a typical Trost design.

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.