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Botto Residence
El Paso, Texas


Description: Botto Residence
Other Names: C. G. Potts house
Address: 1001 Prospect Street, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: domestic: home
Original Client: Louis T. Botto
Historic Inventory: In Sunset Heights Historic District; on El Paso Register of Historic Places
Date: listed in tax rolls in 1906
Condition: extant; in use as a home

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories; 36 feet wide by 40 feet deep; faces south

Foundation: stone and cement with cement basement floor
Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials: originally shingle; rubberier roofs on porches
Other Materials Used: fir flooring; pine woodwork, originally with a dark finish
Remodeling and Additions: side porch enclosed to create a room on the second floor

Present Owner: Privately owned
Location of Drawings: Privately owned: 5 ink on linen drawings with sepia ink and pencil corrections, each titled Res. for Mr. L. T. Botto; floor plans, elevations and details
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Aultman A5829, view from the rear; author, perspective view


Remarks: In the Aultman photograph, Vilas School of 1909 can be seen in the background. It is also apparent from the photograph that the Botto house was one of the first homes built on that section of Prospect Drive. The Botto house has an extraordinarily deep basement.

Louis T. Botto was president of Petrolithic & Construction Co.

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