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Eller Apartments
Albuquerque, New Mexico


Description: Eller Apartments
Other Names:
Address: 113-127 Eighth Street between Gold and Central, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Type: domestic: apartment building
Original Client: Dr. C. A. Eller (dentist)
Historic Inventory: National Register number 84002855 January 24, 1984
Date: 1922
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: E.J. Marchant
Dimensions and Orientation: 137 feet across x 56 feet 10 inches deep without front stairs
Budget/Cost: $45,000.

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: red brick
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used: concrete window sills; wood trim and balconies
Remodeling and Additions: front stairs replaced with brick; converted into law offices and apartments

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 533, perspective view

Bibliography:(1) Historic apartments undergo restoration, Albuquerque Journal, April 30, 1984, page 1
(2) El Paso Herald, December 29, 1922 page 16

Remarks: Renumbered from 115-127 South Eighth. There are 12 apartments, all with sleeping porches.

The only remaining apartment building in New Mexico designed by Henry Trost.  A simple white medallion bearing the inscription “Eller” is in centered over the entrance of the central stairways.

The apartments were popular form the date of opening; few, if any, vaccines are recorded in the city directories after it first listing. An important tenant in its first year of use was outgoing New Mexico Governor M.C. Mechem who move to Albuquerque to start a law practice.

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.