The Popular Dry Goods building was completed in two stages by the end of 1917, designed in a spectacular Chicago School commercial style with strong Sullivanesque features by the firm of Trost & Trost. The building is considered Trost’s signature Chicago School building in El Paso, although we would rate Trost’s White House, Mills and Calishers buildings as its equal in that regards. The building stands today with first-floor retail intact, but otherwise deteriorating badly. For more information, please see https://www.sketchclub.net/p/popular-dry-goods-co.html
Modern photographs taken 07/23/2018 by Mark Stone. Old photograph is courtesy of the El Paso Public Library, via the El Paso Times.
— Mark Stone
Construction Date: Jan 1, 1917
Address: 301-313 San Antonio , El Paso, TX