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Wingo Residence
El Paso, Texas


Description: Wingo residence
Other Names:
Address: 4155 Trowbridge Drive, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: domestic: single family home
Original Client: Tullius M. Wingo
Historic Inventory:
Date: completed in 1907
Condition: extant; in use as home and law office

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: one story with semicircular open patio formed by arches rising from a low retaining wall; faces south
Budget/Cost: $8,000

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: stucco
Roofing Materials: originally shingle
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions: converted to home with office space

Present Owner: Glenn E. Woodward
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 654, simplified ground plan reproduced in the bungalow book (page 70 in Bibliography item 3, below)
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 143, perspective view with windmill; Ponsford 144, close-up of patio arcade; Ponsford 145, close-up of west gable; Ponsford 146, close-up of west gable; Aultman A5379 (perspective view before landscaping)

Bibliography: (1) El Paso Herald, September 26, 1906, section 1, page 8 (budget given, report that plans have been completed for a mission house that will be the most unique residence of its kind in the city)
(2) Trost & Trost, Architects (El Paso: Trost & Trost, 1907), page 23 (watercolor sketch of side elevation)
(3) William Phillips Comstock, editor, Bungalows, Camps and Mountain Houses, 3rd edition revised and enlarged [first published 1908] (New York: The William T. Comstock Co., 1924), page 70 (Bungalow at El Paso, Texas, photograph, general view (not Ponsford 145), and ground plan, Ponsford 654)
(4) El Paso Chamber of Commerce, Prosperity and Opportunities in El Paso and El Paso’s Territory the 1911 Report of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce (El Paso: Chamber of Commerce, 1911), page 59 (photograph of exterior)
(5) Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht, Henry C. Trost: Architect of the Southwest (El Paso: El Paso Public Library Association,1981), page 35 (discussion; photograph, A5397; ground plan, Ponsford 654); page 116 (mention)
(6) El Conquistador, newletter of the El Paso County Historical Society,September 23, 1985, Tour of Homes Special (recent exterior photograph)

Remarks: This was originally a four bedroom home.

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