Kemp Residence - Trost Society

Kemp Residence

The Tucson Citizen newspaper from 02/20/1909 described a $35,000 home, designed by Trost & Trost, to be built on the southeast corner of 1st Street and 2nd Avenue in Tucson, Arizona for William Kemp (article discovered by researcher Mark Stone). According to architectural plans discovered at the Architecture Department at the University of Arizona by researchers Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht and two subsequent newspaper articles, the ten-room home was going to be built in a Spanish design very similar to Trost’s Steinfeld Mansion, also in Tucson.

The home currently standing at the site (604 E. 1st Street) appears to be an early 1900s build, however is completely different from the specific Trost plans, and not a usual Trost style. Additionally, Tucson City Directories never place Mr. Kemp at the address; a newspaper article from the Tucson Citizen of 12/29/1911 places the Kemp residence several blocks away at 301 E 4th Street. We therefore believe the home was never built. For more information, please see

— Mark Stone

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Type: Domestic
Construction Date: Jan 1, 1909
Address: 604 East 1st Street, Tucson, AZ, USA
Condition: Unknown