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Carusso Apartments
El Paso, Texas


Description: Carusso Apartments
Other Names: currently, The Fairview; erroneously called Caruso Apartments
Address: 800 Prospect Drive, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: domestic: apartment building
Original Client: Victor Carusso
Historic Inventory: In Sunset Heights Historic District; on El Paso Register of Historic Places
Date: 1914
Condition: extant; in use as apartments

Architect of Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: length 119 feet 6 inches x depth 51 feet 6 inches; eight one-bedroom apartments, with basement apartment and laundry

Foundation: concrete and stone
Wall Materials: brick; second story partly finished in stucco
Roofing Materials: original roofing materials no longer in place
Other Materials Used: concrete coping and ornament
Remodeling and Additions: none

Present Owner: privately owned
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (WW-14) 3 sheets of blueprints, basement, first and second story, dated November 30, 1914
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 528, perspective view before landscaping

Bibliography: Lloyd C. and June-Marie F. Engelbrecht, Henry C. Trost: Architect of the Southwest (El Paso: El Paso Public Library Association, 1981), pages 37-38 (discussion); page 37 (illustration (Ponsford 528); page 125 (note about Victor Carusso)

Remarks: Commission 2313

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