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O’Connor Duplex
El Paso, Texas


Description: O’Connor Duplex
Other Names: A Duplex Bungalow for The Misses O’Connor [from plan]
Address: El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: domestic: duplex
Original Client: The Misses O’Connor (Alice and Mary O’Connor?)
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1921
Condition: probably not built

Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Associated Architect or Firm:
Dimensions and Orientation: width 61 feet x depth 36 feet 6, inches

Foundation: probably concrete
Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used: concrete porch floors
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 589, photograph of machine copy of first floor plan, reduced. “A Duplex Bungalow for Misses O’Connor in El Paso, Texas”, Sheet No. 3, dated October, 1921
Location of Documentary Photographs:


Remarks: Commission 2536

If this was built for the Misses O’Connor, they did not occupy it. A city directory search for the years 1922-1927 (see below) shows the O’Connors living in dwellings which did not resemble this. See also , proposed Apartment for the Misses O’Connor, which also was probably not built.

Addresses for the Misses O’Connor, 1922-1927, from El Paso city directories:

1922 – 208 Montana
1923 – 2931 Aurora (bet. Piedras & Raynor)
1924 – 1903 N. Raynor (bet. Wheeling & Aurora)
1925 – 1903 San Marcial
1927 – same (Mary only)

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