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Ronstadt Building
Tucson, Arizona


Description: Ronstadt Building
Other Names: Ronstadt Block, Ronstadt Warehouse, the F. Ronstadt Co.
Address: southwest corner, East Broadway at Sixth Avenue, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
Type: commercial: warehouse and shop for agricultural implements, wagons, etc., harnesses and saddles, and carriage making and repairing
Original Client: Fred Ronstadt
Date: 1901-1902
Condition: demolished

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Rust
Dimensions and Orientation: basement and two stories, faced North; dimensions: 120 feet on Broadway, 100 feet on Sixth Avenue
Budget/Cost: $15,000

Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used:

Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography: (1) Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, August 6, 1901, page [4]: Fred Ronstadt will erect a two story brick (building). Plans were drawn up some time ago.
(2) Tucson (Ariz.) News, The Builder and Contractor (Los Angeles), volume XX, number 462, January 2, 1902, page [1] (gives date, location and architects)
(3) Pima County, A. T. Directory, 1903-1904 ([Tucson]: Heermans Stationery Company, Publishers, [1903?], page 156 (gives location and describes business)
(4) 1901 Tucson 1902; City’s Remarkable Growth in the Past Year, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, January 26, 1902, page [1], budget given as $15,000
(5) The House of Ronstadt, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, January 29, 1902, page [8]: gives description of building and its stock and equipment, location and dimensions
(6) The New Ronstadt Building, Tucson Daily Star, March 14, 1902, page [8]: perspective rendering, description of Ronstadt business activity
(7) Arizona Good Roads Association Illustrated Road Maps and Tour Book (Prescott, Arizona: Arizona good Roads Association, 1913; reprinted, Phoenix: Arizona Highways Magazine, 1987), page 175 (advertisement showing photographic general view)

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.