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Alves Building
El Paso, Texas


Description: Alves Building
Other Names: El Paso China Company
Address: possibly on the north (odd numbered) side of East San Antonio Avenue, EL Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: commercial: retail sales
Original Client: R. B. Alves
Date: 1926
Condition: unknown; it would have been a combination of new construction and remodeling, if carried out

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost or Gustavus A. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: 40 feet, possibly fronting on East San Antonio Avenue or on Texas Avenue, including a new building 20 feet wide and a remodeled building also 20 feet wide; 63 feet deep; two stories and basement
Budget/Cost: $25,000

Wall Materials:
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography: El Paso Herald, January 7, 1926, page 2 (description of the project, architects named, budget given, location indicated, but somewhat ambiguously)

Remarks: More research is need to determine the precise nature of the commission, and whether it was carried out.

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