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First National Bank
Douglas, Arizona


Description: First National Bank
Other Names: Von Arnim & Dixon Building
Address: corner fo Tenth and G Street, Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona
Type: commercial: bank
Original Client: Von Arnim & Dixon
Date: 1906-1907; plans delivered November 25, 1905
Condition: demolished ca. 1965

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: three stories over all
Budget/Cost: $35,000

Foundation: unknown; red sandstone cladding
Wall Materials: buff brick
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used: terra cotta ornament
Remodeling and Additions:

Location of Drawings: None known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 125, photograph of exterior, perspective view

Bibliography: (1) Trost & Trost, Architects (El Paso: Trost & Trost, 1907), renderings, page 38, side elevation; page 41, front elevation; page 16,elevation of side of banking room; page 26; sketch for entrance
(2) Douglas Improvements, Bisbee Daily Review, January 11, 1906, page 4: The First National Bank will erect a $35,000 building on the corner of the old Ord Hotel.
(3) First National Bank, Bisbee Daily Review, report on the bids for construction
(4) Douglas News in Brief, Bisbee Daily Review, February 6, 1906, page 7: Mr. Trost made the plans for the First National Bank building, which is to be erected at the corner of Tenth street and G avenue, and he came here to confer with Mr. Hanks regarding the contract, which has been hung up for a few days because of the indefiniteness of some of the bids.
(5) Arizona Good Roads Association Illustrated Road Maps and Tour Book (Prescott, Arizona: Arizona Good Roads Association, 1913; reprinted, Phoenix: Arizona Highways Magazine, 1987), pages 59 and 133, illustrated
(6) El Paso Herald, August 4, 1905  page 2  ‘To Inspect Progress’
(7) Bisbee Daily Review, November 5, 1905 ‘Prominent Architect’
(8) Bisbee Daily Review, September 8, 1905 ‘New Douglas Building’
(9) Bisbee Daily Review, December 15, 1905 Trost deliveries plans

Remarks:  The building was to be located on the Ord Hotel corner, and the the lot on which the Eagel, a furnishing store stands. The building will have a frontage of 50 feet on G Avenue and 134 feet on Tenth Street. The building will be three stories all over, but in the front the lower floor will occupy the height of two stories, by reason of having a ceiling of a height double the ordinary of the inside of the building. In the rear the structure will be a full three stories. the bank will occupy the corner and a store room will be for rent on G Avenue. The Tenth Street will have three storerooms and the upper floors will be offices

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.