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La Tuna Federal Correctional Prison Residences
Anthony, Texas


Description: Prison Residences
Other Names:
Address: La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution, Anthony (La Tuna), Dona Ana County,Texas
Type: government: residences
Original Client: United States Department of Corrections
Historic Inventory: none
Date: 1938 (?)
Condition: extant; in use as homes

Architect or Firm: Gustavus A. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: H. T. Ponsford & Sons
Dimensions and Orientation: one story

Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials: Spanish tile
Other Materials Used: wood porch supports
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner: United States Department of Corrections
Location of Drawings: none known to exist

Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 179, perspective view Bibliography:

Remarks: The following is typed on the back of the photograph: Two residences at/United States Detention Farm,/La Tuna, Texas/Trost & Trost, Architects/H. T. Ponsford & Sons, Contractors,/November 25, 1928. This implies that there were two identical homes. There are a number of homes of similar style in the compound. It is not known if the others were designed by Trost & Trost.

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