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Dude Ranch
Portales, New Mexico


Description: Dude Ranch
Address: Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico
Type: fraternal: club
Original Client: Coe Howard
Date: late 1920s
Condition: not built

Architect or Firm: Gustavus A. Trost (?)
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation:

Foundation: probably concrete
Wall Materials: plastered
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used: wood beams and porch supports

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 564, photograph of a rendering, front elevation

Bibliography: On Coe Howard see, Jean M. Burroughs, editor, Roosevelt County History and Heritage (Portales, New Mexico: Bishop Printing Company, 1975), page 62

Remarks: An elegant Pueblo Revival Design Coe Howard (1880-1944) was an attorney with real estate interests. He served as Democratic representative from Roosevelt County for 18 years, and played a leading role in establishing the Baptist Children’s Home in Portales.

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