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California Street Apartment House Project
El Paso, Texas


Description: California Street apartment house project
Other Names:
Address: northwest corner, California Avenue (originally California Street) and North El Paso Street, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: domestic: apartment house
Original Client:
Date: circa 1910
Condition: not built

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: would have faced south; two or more stories; 232 feet across X 170 feet deep, excluding stairs

Foundation: unknown
Wall Materials: unknown
Roofing Materials: unknown
Other Materials Used: unknown

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (N-123) [as part of a folder of miscellaneous drawings] three sheets of tissue and one blue print; the blue print is labeled FLOOR PLAN


Remarks: The apartment house was designed for an irregularly shaped plot. It would have been a U-shaped building, with a circular walk and fountain in front of the center of the California Avenue facade. The present configuration of California Avenue, North El Paso Street, and an alley paralleling North El Paso Street, exists today as they are shown on the floor plan. Up and down stairways are indicated, which means the building would have risen to two or more stories.
The apartment building on the site has no relation to the Trost plan, and does not appear to be a Trost design.

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