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Burges House

 
 
Burges House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
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. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 603 West Yandell Drive, El Paso TX 79902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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 (approx. ¼ 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Paso.
 
Burges House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
2. Burges House Marker
Burges House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
3. Burges House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 674 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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