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Abraham Apartments
El Paso, Texas


Description: Abraham Apartments
Other Names:
Address: 502-508 North Piedras Street, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: domestic: apartment building with retail space
Original Client: Sam Abraham
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1923/1930
Condition: demolished (?)

Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Associated Architect or Firm:
Dimensions and Orientation: one story, width 60 feet x depth 60 feet; addition, 30 feet x 30 feet

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials: composition
Other Materials Used: cement coping and ornament
Remodeling and Additions: addition, February, 1930

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (H-22) 6 ink on linen drawings, including side, front and rear elevations and a section (original structure), dated August, 1923; (H-23) one ink on linen drawing (addition), dated February, 1930
Location of Documentary Photographs:


Remarks: Trost & Trost commission numbers 2600 (original structure); 2823 (addition). No El Paso city directory listing until 1927. Original address was 502-506 1/2 North Piedras Street; changed in 1929.The building was probably demolished during the construction of the Interstate 10 highway. The original plans call for four small apartments and a store; the addition adds an entry way and one room with a half bath.

Prepared for the El Paso Public Library by Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990