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Elisa Krupp Residence
El Paso, Texas


Description: Krupp residence
Other Names: Perlmutter house; Coleman house
Address: 901 Baltimore Drive, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: domestic: single family house
Original Client: Mr. & Mrs. Elias G. Krupp
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1916
Condition: extant; in use as a residence

Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Associated Architect or Firm:
Contractors: V. E. Ware
Dimensions and Orientation: faces southeast
Budget/Cost: $5,500

Foundation: probably concrete; concrete coping
Wall Materials: exposed brick, stucco, and half timber
Roofing Materials: originally probably shingles
Other Materials Used: wood eaves and pergola
Remodeling and Additions: the pergola has been enclosed

Present Owner: privately owned
Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 157, perspective view from Baltimore Drive

Bibliography: (1) El Paso Times, March 16, 1916 (Thursday), page not known: Mrs. Eli G. Krupp will be `at home’ very informally to a few friends Saturday afternoon at her home in Kern Place (the information is from the Forty Years Ago, column in the El Paso Times, March 16, 1956.)
(2) Rufe P. March, New Buildings for Year, $4,000,000 Bungalow for Eli Krupp, El Paso Herald, August 26, 1916, Progress and Building Section, page 6: A contract has been let for the erection of a six room bungalow for Eli Krupp in Kern Place on the north mesa. The cost will be $5500. V. E. Ware is the contractor, and Trost & Trost are the architects. In that it can not be explained hat is, Mrs. Krupp could not have been at home’ informally in March, if a contract to build her house was not let until August of the same year. However, the authors put more credence in the Times report; the Herald report was evidently stale news, dragged out of a reporter’s file for a special edition on recent El Paso architecture.

Remarks: The discrepancy between the Times and the Herald reports

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