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Tooley Residence and Garage
El Paso, Texas


Description: Tooley residence and garage
Other Names:
Address: 1011 West Yandell Drive, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: domestic: single family house
Original Client: William L. Tooley
Historic Inventory: In Sunset Heights Historic District
Date: 1906-1907
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: faces southwest; nine rooms, two stories; garage is 35 feet across
Budget/Cost: $6000

Foundation: stone
Wall Materials: red brick
Roofing Materials: shingle
Other Materials Used: concrete window sills and stairs
Remodeling and Additions: sleeping porch enclosed; rooms added to rear

Present Owner: privately owned
Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: UTEP Special Collections

Bibliography: $6000 Home on Mundy Avenue, El Paso Herald, October 31, 1906, page 9 (description of a home on Mundy avenue in Mundy Heights for W. L. Tooley for which plans were drawn by Trost & Trost, architects, and the residence will be one of the most artistic in the city; also: The foundation for the building has been put in and the brick work will be started in a short time.)

Remarks: It cannot be explained why the El Paso Herald reported an address on Munday Avenue for William L. Tooley. Mundy Avenue (now Mundy Drive) is in the same general area as the house Tooley actually occupied. Perhaps a site on Mundy had earlier been considered. EL Paso city directory listings from 1908 and later put Tooley at 1011 West Yandell Drive.The house is next to the Henry C. Trost house. Members of the Trost family recall that the three car garage behind the Tooley house was shared by the Tooley and Trost families, and that the upper story was occupied by servants of the Trost family. Access to the garage is from an alley.

Prepared for the El Paso Public Library by Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1993