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Royal Ranch Residence
White Signal, New Mexico


Description: Royall Ranch House
Other Names: Gerald Billings house; 7XV Ranch
Address: White Signal (17 miles SW of Silver City), Grant County, New Mexico
Type: domestic: single family home
Original Client:
Date: 1923
Condition:  demolished

Architect or Firm: see Remarks
Associated Architect or Firm:
Dimensions and Orientation:  10 rooms
Budget/Cost: $15,000

Wall Materials: stone
Roofing Materials: unknown
Other Materials Used: cement window and door surrounds, tile entry stairs
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings: None known to exist.
Location of Documentary Photographs: None known to exist.

Bibliography: (1)Silver City Daily Press, Monday, February 1, 1982. Home Destroyed–a fire early Saturday morning destroyed the Gerald Billings’ home at White Signal.
(2) El Paso Times February 28, 1923 page 7
Remarks: It is not known why the Silver City Museum attributes this house to Trost & Trost. It may be on the basis of the publication of a notice that Trost & Trost are drawing plans. The authors inspected the ruins and concluded that what they saw was not customary of the Trosts. The attribution is problematical. The ruins are situated on a hill overlooking an unpopulated valley. A stunning site

The previous house caught fire and plans for the $15,000 home was drawn by Trost & Trost

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