St. Joseph's Orphan's Home - Trost Society

St. Joseph’s Orphan’s Home

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St. Joseph’s Orphan’s Home

The firm of Trost & Rust designed the St. Joseph’s Orphan Home in Tucson, Arizona in circa 1904. Although Henry C. Trost had relocated to El Paso by the 1904 completion date, the plans were drawn by the end of 1902 by himself and partner Robert Rust when the previous building was destroyed by a storm. The building was an eclectic blend of Mission and Spanish styles, 2 stories in height and built on a cut stone foundation. The building was located on today’s South 12th Avenue, which at the time was south of the Tucson city limits.

Photograph is courtesy of the University of Arizona Special Collections, via the Arizona Daily Star’s at

— Mark Stone

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Type: Religious
Construction Date: Jan 1, 1904
Address: 7100 South 12th Avenue, Tucson, AZ, USA
Condition: Demolished