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Casner Chevrolet Building
El Paso, Texas


Description: Casner Building
Other Names:
Address: Wyoming and Florence, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: commercial: showroom, automobile part and offices
Original Client: Casner Family
Historic Inventory:
Date:   1927-1928; construction contract December 15, 1927;
Condition: demolished

Architect or Firm: Henry or Gustavus Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: H.T. Ponsford
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories; 117 0nFlorence Street x 120 on Wyoming Street; Spanish architecture
Budget/Cost: $50,000

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: reinforced concrete
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings:
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography: (1) El Paso Herald,  November 30, 1927 page 1 “$50,000 Home for Auto Firm to be Erected”
(2) El Paso Herald, June 1, 1928 page 9 show phone of new building

Remarks: The first floor consists of an elaborate showroom, executive offices, general office, parts department, service department, battery department and used car showroom. Service department faces Wyoming Street side.

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