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Cohen Residence
El Paso, Texas


Description: Cohen residence
Other Names: Navarro house
Address: 908 West Yandell Drive, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: domestic: home
Original Client: Mr. and Mrs. David Cohen
Historic Inventory: In Sunset Heights Historic District; on El Paso Register of Historic Places
Date: 1919
Condition: extant; in use as a home

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: three stories; faces north

Wall Materials: first story brick; second story finished with plaster and half timber
Roofing Materials: shingle
Other Materials Used: brick chimneys
Remodeling and Additions: basement has been finished

Present Owner: privately owned
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (A-6) 9 ink on linen sheets of plans dated May 1, 1919
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 154, perspective view

Bibliography: (1) Laura Hlavach, Trost’s Style Survives Years in Landmarks, El Paso Times, December 29, 1980, page 1B (mentioned, photograph of central portion of exterior)
(2) El Conquistador, newsletter of the El Paso County Historical Society, number 74, Tour of Homes Special, September 25, 1985

Remarks: Commission 2451
The house has had only two owners, and has remained unchanged except for finishing the basement. The three story Tudor style house has four bedrooms, a sleeping porch and three and one half baths. On the first floor, there is a sun room on the south 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