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Edificio Sauer
Juarez , Mexico


Description: Edificio Sauer
Other Names:
Address: northeast corner, Avenida Benito Juarez and Avenida 16 de Septiembre, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Type: commercial: retail stores and offices
Original Client: George G. Sauer
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1923
Condition: extant: in use as retail stores and offices

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: L-shaped, one and one half stories; faces South and West; each wing one half block long, about 80 feet in length
Budget/Cost: $70,000.00

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: exposed reinforced concrete and brick
Roofing Materials: flat, with Spanish tile coping
Other Materials Used: concrete ornament; wrought iron ornament in the fan light over the door to the stairs
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: post card, private collection: gives date of 1923, Trost & Trost stamped on back

Bibliography: El Paso Herald January 9, 1923 ‘New Building to be Erected by G. Sauer.

Remarks: George G. Sauer was a commission merchant, and an exporter and importer. The corner is one of the most prominent in Juarez, located across the street from the Aduana, an historic custom house, and the location of some key events in Mexican history. The Edificio Sauer is the only commercial building in Juarez that can be identified as the work of Henry Trost.

The construction started after February 15 and will be completed in 90 days. The American consulate will occupy a suite of two offices and a storage room. The other office of the Mexico & Northwestern railroad.

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.