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Howard-Rankin-O’Fallon Building
El Paso, Texas


Description: Howard-Rankin-O’Fallon Building
Other Names:
Address:  211  South Oregon Street, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: commercial: commercial
Original Client: Howard-Rankin-O’Fallon Realty of St. Louis
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1916
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories
Budget/Cost: $60,000

Foundation: concert
Wall Materials: red brick
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings:
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography:(1) El Paso Herald, June 3, 1916 reports Howard- Rankin & O’Fallon store building on South Oregon is progressing satisfactorily, according to the architects, Trost & Trost.
(2) El Paso Herald, December 13, 1915 page 2 “$60,000 Store on Oregon Street”

Remarks: This building is behind the 1908 building done by Trost & Trost for O’Fallon.
The company from St Louis also plan to build a bid hotel at a later date. The company had 120 feet on Oregon Streets and 118 feet on Overland Street. Lamar Davis, of the Davis Brothers, was the agents for the St. Louis company in El Paso.


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