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Castle Apartments
Albuquerque, New Mexico


Description: Castle Apartments
Other Names: none
Address: 1410 Central Avenue S.W. at 15th Street, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Type: domestic: Apartment Building
Original Client: Arno Huning
Historic Inventory: on National Register of Historic Places
Date: 1922-1923
Condition: extant; destroyed in fire August 2009

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost, and George P. Hill
Contractors: E. J. Marchant
Dimensions and Orientation: three stories, faces North
Budget/Cost: $75,000

Foundation: probably concrete
Wall Materials: 12 inch block, stoccoed
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions: none

Present Owner: privately owned
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (L-69) two copies of a blueprint of second floor plan, marked Trost & Trost and George P. Hill; three sheets of blue prints of plans of basement, first floor and typical floor, marked Trost & Trost [Hill not named] (basement and first floor seem related to blueprint of second floor plan and photograph of rendering, while typical floor plan seems to be an L-shaped variation); (L-73) plans titled Community Apartments; (N-59) two tissue ground plans; Ponsford 534, photograph of a rendering
Location of Documentary Photographs:


Remarks: Built as luxury apartments. ┬áMr. Huning inherited the land for the apartments from his father. Much of the money went into the generous appointments of the apartments – the ample garages, two entrance to each apartment, hardwood floors, many large windows, large closets, extensive landscaping, extra large foundation. The Castle Apartment were considered a “fashionable address”

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.