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J.M. Ormsby Residence
Tucson, Arizona


Description: J. M. Ormsby Residence
Other Names:
Address: 204 South Stone Avenue, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
Type: domestic: single-family dwelling
Original Client: J. M. Ormsby
Date: 1899
Condition: demolished

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm:
Contractors: Doe & Parsons
Dimensions and Orientation: faced East; seven rooms, single-story, with tower

Wall Materials:
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Location of Drawings: None known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography: (1) Arizona Daily Citizen, Tucson, May 15, 1899, page [4], names H.C. Trost as architect, gives number of room, location
(2) Arizona Weekly Star, Tucson, May 25, 1899, page [4]: Mr. J.M. Ormsby will begin the erection of a fine residence in a few days. The contract has been let. The house will be south of the Catholic Church on Stone avenue.
(3) Arizona Weekly Star, Tucson, August 10, 1899, names contractor, gives location and number or rooms, identifies Ormsby as cashier of the Arizona National Bank
(4) Tucson Chamber of Commerce, Tucson, Arizona (Tucson: Chamber of Commerce, [1900]), page 12, photographic perspective view of A Tucson Home; lettered below in pencil in an unidentified hand: J. M. Ormsby/So. Scott & Corrall (on the copy in the Library of the Arizona Historical Society, Tucson)

Remarks: This is the earliest work by Henry C. Trost thus far identified in Tucson. The newspaper article describing the commission is the first mention of Trost found in a Tucson newspaper.

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.