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Hawkins Residence
El Paso, Texas


Description: Hawkins residence
Other Names:
Address: 1215 Rio Grande Avenue, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: domestic: home
Original Client: Judge W. A. Hawkins
Historic Inventory:
Date: ca. 1905
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories, width, 47, feet six inches x depth, 64 feet, 10 inches

Foundation: brick with concrete coping
Wall Materials: yellow brick
Roofing Materials: shingle
Other Materials Used: plaster (?) ornament
Remodeling and Additions: front porch glassed in; house converted to apartments

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (B-3) 5 ink on linen plans, including front, side and rear elevations
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography: Trost & Trost, Architects (El Paso: Trost & Trost, 1907), page 17 (photograph, perspective view)

Remarks: Originally, the first floor included a den, servant’s quarters and a pass-through pantry between the kitchen and dining room. On the second floor, there were five bedrooms, two baths and a sleeping porch.

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