• The Gage Hotel – Marathon, Texas

    Gage Hotel
  • Bullion Plaza School – Miami, Arizona

    Bullion Plaza School
  • Hotel El Capitan – Van Horn, Texas

    Hotel El Capitan
  • Val Verde Hotel – Socorro, New Mexico

    Val Verde Hotel
  • The Owls Club – Tucson, Arizona

    Owls Club
  • El Paso High School – El Paso, Texas

    El Paso High School
  • Trost Residence – El Paso, Texas

    Trost Residence
  • Albuquerque High School – Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Albuquerque High School
  • University of Texas El Paso – El Paso, Texas

    University of Texas El Paso

Royal Ranch Residence
White Signal, New Mexico


Description: Royal Ranch House
Other Names: Gerald Billings house
Address: White Signal (17 miles SW of Silver City), Grant County, New Mexico
Type: domestic: single family home
Original Client:
Date: 1923
Condition: destroyed by fire

Architect or Firm: see Remarks
Associated Architect or Firm:
Dimensions and Orientation:

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: Silver City Daily Press, Monday, February 1, 1982. Home Destroyed–a fire early Saturday morning destroyed the Gerald Billings’ home at White Signal.

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

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