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Burges House

 
 
Burges House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
1. Burges House Marker
Inscription. Prominent El Paso attorney Richard Fenner Burges (1873-1945) had this house built in 1912 by local contractor J.E. Morgan. It was altered in 1927 according to plans of architect Otto H. Thorman, resulting in its current appearance featuring classical design elements, including a portico with fluted columns. Burges, whose wife, Ethel Petrie Shelton, died during the home's construction, was an active civic leader, serving as city attorney and member of the State legislature. The house was inherited by his daughter and remained in the family until 1986.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1993

 
Erected 1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 569.)
 
Location. 31° 45.759′ N, 106° 29.722′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is at the intersection of West Yandell Drive and Corto Way, on the right when traveling west on West Yandell Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 603 West Yandell Drive, El Paso TX 79902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old B'Nai Zion Synagogue (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old San Francisco Historic District
Burges House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
2. Burges House Marker
(approx. mile away); Bataan Memorial Trainway (approx. 0.4 miles away); El Paso Union Passenger Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); El Paso County (approx. 0.4 miles away); San Jacinto Plaza (approx. 0.4 miles away); El Paso & Southwestern Railroad (approx. half a mile away); El Camino Real (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in El Paso.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Burges House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
3. Burges House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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