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Ervin H. Schwartz Residence
El Paso, Texas


Description: Ervin H. Schwartz  residence
Other Names:
Address: 821 Rim Road at St. Vrain near Blacker, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: domestic: single family house
Original Client: Ervin and Georgie Schwartz
Historic Inventory:
Date: ca 1923-1925
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories; Spanish style
Budget/Cost: $12,000

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: stucco
Roofing Materials: Spanish tile
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions: converted to offices, but much of the original character of the house has been retained

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

Bibliography:  El Paso Herald April 28, 1923 page 19 ‘2 Fine Homes, Spanish Type,To Be Built


Remarks: The house was built for Ervin and his wife Georgie. Ervin was the son of Adolph Schwartz of the Popular Dry Goods. Ervin work at the store.

It’s believed that the other home was not built for Louis Zork. Sometime in the 1920s Louis return to the home on Mesa to help with the family.


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