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    Gage Hotel
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    Hotel El Capitan
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    Val Verde Hotel
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    Owls Club
  • El Paso High School – El Paso, Texas

    El Paso High School
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    Trost Residence
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    Albuquerque High School
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    University of Texas El Paso

The Herald Building
El Paso, Texas

Description: The Herald Building
Address: Northwest corner of Mills and San Francisco, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: newspaper building
Original Client: The El Paso Herald
Date: ca. 1923
Condition: not built

Architect or Firm: probably designed by Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: ten stories with tower, faces East

Location of Drawings: Arizona State University, Luhrs Collection, photograph of drawing, perspective view.


Remarks: The El Paso Herald occupied an older building on this site, which is now the site of the shops adjacent to the Plaza Theater.
It is not possible to tell from the drawing what building materials were intended. Since the building was designed to harmonize with the McCoy
Hotel (TXELPAC.029) (seen right in the Luhrs drawing), it is likely that the outer walls would be finished similarly in exposed concrete. The Hoyt Furniture Company building (TXPAC.006) is seen to the immediate left of the proposed Herald Building.
Photographs in the Luhrs Collection are from the files of George N. Luhrs, client for the Luhrs Tower and Luhrs (office) Building, Phoenix, Arizona, and it is presumed that they were sent to him as proposals for these buildings.

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