• The Gage Hotel – Marathon, Texas

    Gage Hotel
  • Bullion Plaza School – Miami, Arizona

    Bullion Plaza School
  • Hotel El Capitan – Van Horn, Texas

    Hotel El Capitan
  • Val Verde Hotel – Socorro, New Mexico

    Val Verde Hotel
  • The Owls Club – Tucson, Arizona

    Owls Club
  • El Paso High School – El Paso, Texas

    El Paso High School
  • Trost Residence – El Paso, Texas

    Trost Residence
  • Albuquerque High School – Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Albuquerque High School
  • University of Texas El Paso – El Paso, Texas

    University of Texas El Paso

Ira L. Wright House Addition
Silver City, New Mexico


Description: Ira L. Wright house addition
Other Names: C. C. Shoemaker house, T. L. Lowe house
Address: 505 West College, Silver City, Grant County, New Mexico
Type: domestic: single family house
Original Client: C. C. Shoemaker (or William Laizure)
Historic Inventory:
Date: built in 1891, addition designed by Henry Trost for Mr. and Mrs. Ira L. Wright, ca. 1920
Condition: extant; in use

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: see Remarks

Wall Materials:  not specified
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions: home converted into a half-way house

Present Owner: privately owned
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (L-75) blueprint of floor plans, one sheet
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography: Susan Berry and Sharman Apt Russell, Built to Last; an Architectural History of Silver City, New Mexico (Silver City, New Mexico: Silver City Museum Society, 1986), page 92, brief history of the house

Remarks: The plans are to add two bedrooms (14 x 18 and 12 x 14), a bath and sleeping porch to the rear of the house.

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