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Proposed El Paso Home for Aged Gentlefolk
El Paso, Texas


Description: El Paso Home for Aged Gentlefolk
Other Names: Philanthropic C0-operative Hospital& Home for Aged Gentlefolks
Address: Lot 49 in Highland Park, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: medical
Original Client: Mr. and Mrs. Potter
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1928
Condition: not known if built

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation:
Budget/Cost: $30,000

Wall Materials:
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings:
El Paso Public Library:

Bibliography:(1) El Paso Herald, May 30, 1928 Page 12 shows a sketch of a proposed building
(2) El Paso Herald, May 21, 1928 page 1
(3) El Paso Herald, June 4, 1928 page 4
(4) El Paso Herald, October 9, 1928 page 7
(5) EL Paso Herald, March 21, 1933 page 5
(6) El Paso Herald, December 14, 1959 page 15
Remarks: A campaign to raise money for construction of the building was headed by Dr. Alice G. Merchant, Mrs. O.A. Critchett, Mrs. Robert Townsend, Mrs. C. F. Week and Mrs. J.F. Hurxthall. The land was donated by Mr.and Mrs. Potters.  In an article in the El Paso Herald, December 14, 1959, it speaks of W.G. Wuehman being the architect. It is not clear if this building was built and if so who was the architect.

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