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Shelton Payne Arms Company
El Paso, Texas

Description: Shelton Payne Arms Company
Other Names:
Address: 317 Texas Avenue
Original Client: Shelton Payne Arms Company
Date: 1916
Condition: demolished

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: R. E. McKee
Dimensions and Orientation: three stories; faced south
Budget/Cost: $25,000

Wall Materials:
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Present owner:
Location of Drawings:
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: one of the “Golden Jubilee” photographs, made May 16, 1923, includes an aerial view of downtown El Paso with the Shelton Payne Building visible (given to the El Paso Public Library along with a letter describing the gift, Walter Bender to Maud Sullivan, May 29, 1923)

Bibliography: (1) Rufe P. March, “New Buildings for Year, $4,000,000 New
Home for SheltonöPayne Co.,” El Paso Herald, August 26, 1916, Progress and Building Section, page 5 (architects and contractor named; budget and location given; description)
(2) John F. Worley Directory Co. El Paso City Directory, 1917 (Dallas:
John F. Worley Directory Co., 1917), page 743 (listing of Shelton Payne at 317 Texas)
(4) Hudspeth Directory Co. El Paso City Directory, 1923 (El Paso: Hudspeth Directory Co., 1923), page 866 (listing of Shelton Payne at 317 Texas)

Remarks: The Shelton Payne Arms Company had earlier been located on South El Paso Street.

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