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Morse Residence
El Paso, Texas


Description: Morse house
Other Names:
Address: 2115 Murcheson Drive, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: domestic; single family home
Original Client: Charles F. Morse
Historic Inventory:
Date: before 1910
Condition: extant; in use as a home

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: one story; faces South

Foundation: stone
Wall Materials: brick, currently painted
Roofing Materials: probably shingle
Other Materials Used: stucco and half-timber panels under the gable; wood brackets; cement planters
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner: Privately owned
Location of Drawings:
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 165, perspective view; Ponsford 155, the reverse of the former


Remarks: C. F. Morse is listed as a residential client in an undated Trost & Trost notebook now owned by Trost family.
A complete search of the El Paso City Directories has not been made, but Morse lived in El Paso from 1910 to 1925, at the least. The address was originally 321 Erie, later 2115 Erie.

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