Carter White Building - Trost Society

Carter White Building

The Carter White Building was completed in late 1909, designed by Trost & Trost and located on the Southwest corner of Franklin and Kansas. Period newspaper accounts of its erection identify it as a two or three story business block, costing $40,000 to build. The structure was historically significant at the time because it replaced what was considered a historical landmark, an 1884 private home owned by John Sorenson, the first building north of the Railroad Tracks in El Paso. (El Paso Herald, 11/01/1909, pg 13, which identifies the architects; El Paso Times, 11/09/1909 pg 8.)

The Carter White building was demolished in later years with the continuing expansion of downtown El Paso.

— Mark Stone

Additional Details

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Type: Commercial
Construction Date: Jan 1, 1909
Address: Franklin and Kansas, El Paso, TX
Condition: Demolished