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Sourer Building
Bisbee, Arizona


Description: Mr. R. E. Sourer Building
Other Names:
Address: Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona
Type: probably a men’s or boy’s resort
Original Client: R. E. Souer
Date: July 28, 1929
Condition: not built

Architect or Firm: Gustavus A.Trost (?)
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: one story

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: plastered
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used:

Location of Drawings: Private collection, El Paso: four sheets: footing plan, floor plan, front, rear and side elevations, sections, detail of bell tower.


Remarks: The drawings have not been viewed by the authors. The owner has described the drawings to us as follows: It appears to be a men’s or boy’s facility in that the toilet rooms all have urinals and the bedroom arrangement is dormitory style. The building is Spanish Mission with a large courtyard and bell tower at the entry. This description calls to mind the Manzano Ranch project for Bisbee . The authorship is attributed to Gus Trost because of the date. At this time Henry was less active in the firm.

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.