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First National Bank Building
Fabens, Texas


Description: First National Bank Building
Other Names: none
Address: Southwest corner Main and Fabens Streets, Fabens, El Paso County, Texas
Type: commercial: bank
Original Client:
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1925
Condition: demolished 2016

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: 2 stories, 120 feet 1 inch x 50 feet 7 inches; faces north

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials: composition
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions: new cladding; interior remodeled

Present Owner: First National Bank
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (M-2) 9 ink-on-linen plans, pages 1 through 9, including side, front and rear elevations, dated April, 1925; (WW-9) 8 blue line copies, pages 1 through 8, dated April, 1925.
Location of Documentary Photographs: First National Bank; Joe & Norrine’s¬†Restaurant, 108 Main Street, Fabens.


Remarks: Commission 2629
The second floor provided room for a lodge, the Cotton Exchange and the Soil Conservation office. Although the building is much remodeled, traces of Trost & Trost remain on the first story.

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