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Scottish Rite Temple
El Paso, Texas


Description: Scottish Rite Temple
Other Names: none
Address: 301 West Missouri Avenue, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: fraternal: lodge
Original Client: Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Masons
Date: about 1916
Condition: not built from designs of Trost & Trost; completed 1922

Architect or Firm: Gustavus A. Trost [?]
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: 3 stories, irregular; 166 feet x 152 feet
Budget/Cost: $175,000

Wall Materials:
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used:

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (L-67) includes three pencil on tissue floor plans, with no indication of architects (sheet marked First Floor is labeled Scottish Rite, El Paso in the hand of Gustavus A. Trost)

Bibliography: (1) El Paso Leads Southwest as City of Strong Secret Orders, El Paso Herald, August 26, 1916, Home Beautiful Section, page 14 (rendering by Dallas architects Hubbell & Greene of Scottish Rite Temple as constructed; description, report on budget)
(2) Sam Hill Ray, A Picture History of the Pass to the North (El Paso: Commercial Printing Company, 1967), page 70 (exterior photograph)
(3) El Paso Herald, March 1, 1922, page 3, Scottish Rite to Move Into Cathedral April 1.

Remarks: The drawings in L-67 are evidently a proposal by Trost & Trost, rejected in favor of the design of Hubbell & Greene.

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