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Fire Station Number 11
El Paso, Texas


Description: Fire Station Number 11
Other Names: none
Address: Paisano Street (originally Second) and  Santa Fe Street, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type:  government: fire station
Original Client:
Historic Inventory: none
Date: opened September 18, 1930
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Gustavus A. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: Cedar Rapids Construction Company
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories; three engine station, faces east
Budget/Cost: $23,000

Foundation: concrete and rubble stone
Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used: concrete sills and coping; steel frame windows
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner: The City of El Paso
Location of Drawings:
Location of Documentary Photographs: UTEP Special Collections

Bibliography: (1) El Paso Herald, April, 24, 1930, drawing of facade, architects named
(2) New Fire Equipment to Be Shown in El Paso Friday, El Paso Times, September 17, 1930 (describes plan to open Fire Station No. 11 on Friday, September 19, 1930)
(3) El Paso Evening, May 10, 1930, $29,000 for New E.P. Fire Stations names contractor
(4) El Paso Evening, May 2, 1930, Approve Station Plans
(5) El Paso Evening Post August 11, 1930 page 1

On May 2 the city council approved the plans for the construction of two fire stations. Fire Station 10 on Montana and Williams street and Fire Station 11 on Santa Fe and Second street

On May 10, the Cedar Rapids Construction Company received the contract to build both fire stations.The building was completed and open for service on September 18, 1930.

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