• February 26, 2021

Tags : El Paso County Historical Society

Davenport Family donates iconic Gas Station to El Paso County

Mrs. Rod Davenport and the Davenport family have donated the 101-year-old, former Texaco Service Station located at 2871 Grant Avenue to the El Paso County Historical Society (EPCHS). The station, restored by Mr. Davenport in 2009, was built in 1919 and later served as the site of the Radio TV Hospital. In 2007, Mr. Davenport […]Read More

A look back: The Women Suffrage Timeline

The El Paso County Historical Society is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment of the U.S. Constitution that gave women in the United States the right to vote in 1920. Live on website is the society’s second woman’s suffrage exhibit, the woman’s suffrage timeline, which explores the movement in El […]Read More

El Paso County Historical Society to Celebrate Women’s History Month

The El Paso County Historical Society (EPCHS) will host several events throughout March to celebrate Women’s History Month. Through talks and an exhibit, EPCHS intends to highlight the lives of prominent local women who contributed to this region’s rich and diverse history. “The events to be held at the historical society underscore the local roots […]Read More

Anna B. Newman: The First Curator of the International Art

Anna Butterfield was born and raised in Knob Knoster, Missouri in 1881 to Maurice and Luvina Butterfield. As noted by her last name, Miss Butterfield was a descendant of John Butterfield, for whom the Butterfield Wagon Trail route was named. Miss Butterfield first came to El Paso in 1902 and met her husband, Charles Moorehead Newman […]Read More

El Paso Pioneer Restaurateurs Series: Julius “Pappy” Heins

Julius “Pappy” Heins was a self-made businessman and restaurant pioneer who made a name for himself here in El Paso. Heins’ Restaurants was one of El Paso iconic restaurants, but that’s not how Heins got his start. At age 15, Heins left his hometown in Heidelberg, German to join the merchant marines. However, Heins and […]Read More

El Paso County Historical Society Begins Monthly Lecture Series Saturday

The El Paso County Historical Society (EPCHS) kicks of its 2018 monthly lecture series with this discussion about El Paso’s mid-twentieth century morality laws and their greater significance locally and nationally. Jecoa Ross, UTEP PhD Student, will be presenting “Desert Lavender: Sodomy, Surveillance, and Sexual Policing in El Paso’s 1956 Morals Drive” this Saturday at 1pm […]Read More

The Charming ‘Krause Kasa’ That Almost Survived

The “Krause Kasa” was a unique home, at one time located at 906 North Stanton.  In an article in the Spring 1971 issue of the El Paso County Historical Society’s Password, Harriot Howze Jones told the story of the home. Salem, Massachusetts, still has its House of the Seven Gables, immortalized by Hawthorne. El Paso’s […]Read More

Our Historic Home: Dr. Vilas Had Big Impact on El

Walter Nathaniel Vilas brought big ideas, big names and big events to his adopted home of El Paso in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Dr. Vilas was born on Sept. 11, 1847, in Red Creek, Wayne County, N.Y. He was one of seven children of Dr. Calvin Vilas and Mary Catherine Ford. The family […]Read More

Our Historic Home: Trost’s Wingo House – 1907

The Tullius M. Wingo House at 4115 Trowbridge was designed by Henry Trost in 1907. When it was built, the home stood alone among the sand dunes with no neighbors close by. According to an article in the Aug. 14, 1935, edition of the El Paso Herald, the home’s interior design was commissioned from Chicago […]Read More