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Rogers Residence
El Paso, Texas


Description: Rogers residence
Other Names: E. J. Rogers house; G. D. Wallace house
Address: 1145 Rio Grande Avenue (northwest corner, Rio Grande Avenue and Noble Street), El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: domestic: single family house
Original Client: Elbridge P. Rogers
Date: 1906-1907
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories; faces south
Budget/Cost: $6,000

Foundation: stone
Wall Materials: red brick
Roofing Materials: shingle
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions: sleeping porch enclosed

Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: UTEP Special Collections

Bibliography: (1) 20 Residences Costing $46,000 Built in Month, El Paso Herald, December 26, 1906, page 9: Plans are being drawn by Trost & Trost for a handsome brick residence for E.J.[E. P.?] Rogers. It will be built on Rio Grande Street. It will cost $6000.
(2) E. P. Rogers to Build Cottage on Arizona, El Paso Herald, January 30, 1907, page 13: °Plans for a five room brick cottage to be built at Arizona and Newman streets are being drawn for E. P. Rogers. The house will cost about $3000 and will be a model of excellence.
(3) El Paso Directory for 1908 (Dallas: John F. Worley Directory Co.,1908), page 496, lists E. P. Rogers rooms or rooming (renting a room) at 1129 E Rio Grande, which would be the house now listed as 1145 East Rio Grande Avenue. G. D. Wallace was evidently principal owner or tenant (ibid. page 82).
(4) Worley’s Directory of El Paso, Texas, 1909 (Dallas: John F. Worley Directory Co., [1909]), pages 83 and 453, lists Elbridge P. Rogers as the resident at 1129 [now 1145] East Rio Grande.

Remarks: (1) The house was originally numbered 1129.
(2) It is not clear what the owner/tenant relationship between Rogers and Wallace might have been.
(3) It is possible that the house on Arizona Street, listed in bibliography item 2, above, was a separate house, perhaps built for rental.

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.