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Mortgage Investment Co. Building
El Paso, Texas


Description: Mortgage Investment Co. Building
Other Names:
Address: 110 North Stanton Street, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: commercial: office
Original Client:
Date:  1930
Condition: demolished

Architect or Firm: probably Gustavus A. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: George Beaudett
Dimensions and Orientation: one story
Budget/Cost: $20,000.00

Foundation: possibly concrete, stuccoed at street level
Wall Materials: concrete (?); faced with [scored concrete?] block, stucco and cast stone ornament
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 101, photograph of preliminary study of front elevation (not as built)
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 102, facade

Bibliography: (1) El Paso Herald, February 11, 1930 page 7,
(2)El Paso Herald, October 12, 1929 page 1

Remarks: Belk & Co. and H. W. Broaddus, who were among the occupants of this building as seen in the Ponsford photograph, were first listed together in the 1930 El Paso City Directory. In the February 11, 1930 El Paso Herald  states that it was remodeled along Spanish architectural lines at cost of $20,000. Trost & Trost architects and Beaudett contractor.

In 1929, the Mortgage Investment was housed with Marr-Piper Company and contemplating erecting it own building on Stanton. The estimated cost is $15,000. Three large studio windows, facing the street were the predominating features of the building.

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