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Trippel Residence
Tucson, Arizona


Description: Eugene Trippel Residence
Other Names:
Address: 346 6th Ave, Tucson, Arizona
Type: resident
Original Client: Eugene Trippel
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1902
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Rust
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials:  half brick and half frame
Roofing Materials: shingle
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library:
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography: (1) The Tucson Citizen October 31, 1902


In October of 1902 Eugene Trippel hire the architectural firm of Trost & Rust to design a residence on the corner of Fourthteenth street and Sixth Avenue. The plans call for a two story house, half brick and half frame. There would be a large veranda on the front and back of the home. The rooms on the lower floor would open into a big reception hall.
In 1880 Eugene Trippel founded and edited the Bristol Times in Nevada and was employed in the Nevada silver mines. Before coming to Arizona he worked as a reporter on the San Francisco Daily Chronicle. After arriving in Arizona he worked for the Yuma Times. In 1883 he was secretary of the territorial prison in Yuma.
Eugene arrived in Tucson, Arizona in 1884. In 1886 he served in the territorial legislature and in subsequent sessions. He served as a Tucson councilman for many years. After statehood Eugene served in the office of the Internal Revenue collector and was assistant state land commissioner in 1917.
From 1917 to 1918, Eugene was superintendent of the state pioneers home in Prescott and was chief deputy state examiner from 1923 to 1929. He retired in 1931.
Eugene was married, with a daughter and son. He passed away in December 1, 1938.

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