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Fire Drill Tower
El Paso, Texas


Description: Fire Station Drill Tower
Other Names: none
Address: Dallas street and Magoffin avenue,  El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type:  government:
Original Client: fire department
Historic Inventory: none
Date:  1929-30
Condition: demolished

Architect or Firm: Gustavus A. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: five stories
Budget/Cost: $10,000

Wall Materials:
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used: skeleton steel frame
Remodeling and Additions:

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

Bibliography: (1) El Paso Herald, August 12, 1929 page 2

Remarks: The drill tower was constructive during the time Fire Station No. 3 was being built. The tower was located near Fire Station No. 9.

In 1960, the tower was demolish due to the additional congestion in the area. A new training facility was built in Ascarate Park.

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