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Mabel Welch Historic Marker in Memorial Park, El Paso, TX

Uploaded on 11.14.2021 by Susan Barnum

Central / Manhattan Heights, (2020 - 2029), Commemoration

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March is Women's History Month annually in USA. Mabel Welch's influence lives on in her buildings in historic neighborhood of El Paso,TX.

About 1942 architect Mabel Welch did redesign of Union Station downtown. In 1940 the Woman's Dept. of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce undertook a campaign to redo the railroad station's appearance using southwestern design. Contactor R.E. Mc Kee covered red brick w/ stucco painted a creamy white color. The spire on the bell tower was removed and replaced with a low pitched roof.

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