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Doctor James Vance Residence 
El Paso, Texas


Description: Dr. James Vance house
Other Names: Rickard house
Address: 800 West Yandell Drive, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: domestic: single family home
Original Client: James Vance, M. D.
Historic Inventory: In Sunset Heights Historic District; on El Paso Register of Historic Places
Date: 1913
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: Jas. I. Hewitt & Son
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories, 43 feet 6 inches x 45 feet 3 inches; faces northwest
Budget/Cost: $10,000

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials: shingle
Other Materials Used: 9/1 double hung windows; brick stairs and brick course surrounding the house above water table
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner: privately owned
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (M-22) 11 ink on linen sheets of plans dated January 2, 1913
Location of Documentary Photographs:

(1) El Conquistador, newsletter of the El Paso County Historical Society, 1989 Tour of Homes, October 22, 1989 [tour brochure; includes exterior photograph, brief description and history of the house]
(2) Kay L. Johnston, Classics Star in ’88 [sic; i.e., 1989] Tour of Homes, El Paso Times, October 15, 1989, page [1] C (brief history)
(3) El Paso Herald, Tuesday January 21, 1931 page 3

Remarks: Commission 2253

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