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Trovrea Residence
Bisbee, Arizona


Description: Trovrea residence
Other Names:
Address: 601 Campbell, Bisbee (Warren), Cochise County, Arizona
Type: domestic: single family residence
Original Client: E. A. Tovrea
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1906
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: 40 feet x 60 feet; one story; faces east

Foundation: concrete and stone
Wall Materials: brick, plastered
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions: restored by Robb Boucher, 1978-1984

Present Owner: privately owned
Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 169, perspective view with early landscaping; Robb Boucher, Bisbee, numerous photographs

Bibliography: (1) Tom Vaughan, Bisbee’s Transition Years: 1899-1910, The Cochise Quarterly, volume 14, number 4, (Winter, 1984), page 21
(2) Barbara Clarihew, Re-casting the Art of Plaster, Preservation News; National Trust for Historic Preservation, June 1989, pages 14 and 15 (description of restoration, photograph of restored house)

Remarks: There are three bedrooms and a den, beamed ceilings and built-in china cabinets. The ground plan is nearly identical to the Donau house ( El Paso, Texas) E. A. Tovrea moved to Bisbee in 1902, according to the Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, March 1, 1902, page 2: E. A. Tovrea, of the firm of Tovrea & Mossman, returned to Bisbee from Jerome. Mr. Tovrea has disposed of his interests at Jerome and in the future will devote his whole time and resources to his business at Bisbee. This is one of the earliest residences built in the area. Tovrea lived there until 1917.

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.