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Lusk Motor Service Station
Carlsbad, New Mexico


Description: Lusk Motor Company
Other Names: Dunagun Gulf Service Station (1939); Everett Hilty Standard Service Station (1942); White’s Home and Auto (1960s); TrueValue (1970s-present); also Western Auto (dates undetermined)
Address: 611 South Canal, Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico; opposite the Crawford Hotel
Type: commercial
Original Client: Mr. Aud Lusk and Mr. Sam Lusk
Historic Inventory: none
Date: 1927
Condition: extant; in use as retail establishment

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: H.T. Ponsford
Dimensions and Orientation: one story, 100 feet across x 125 feet deep

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: brick, plastered
Roofing Materials: composition
Other Materials Used: metal canopy
Remodeling and Additions: some side entrances have been enclosed; front now plate glass with new tile water table; converted to single unit store with offices in the rear.

Present Owner: Lusk Estate
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (H-11) 4 sheets, ink on linen plans, including side, front and rear elevations, dated July, 1927; plans are for a building 75 feet across and 125 feet deep
Location of Documentary Photographs: UTEP Special Collections

Bibliography: (1)on the Lusk and Toffelmire families, see Southeast New Mexico Historical Society, Eddy County New Mexico to 1981 (Carlsbad, New Mexico: Southeastern New Mexico Historical Society, 1982), pages 343-344.
(2) El Paso Herald January 11, 1928 page 2 $175,000 Building Program In Trade Territory Reported

Remarks: Commission 2719

The garage occupies a prominent place in Carlsbad, across from the court house. Residents recall the times when part of the building also housed the Greyhound bus depot.

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.