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Manuel Schwartz Commercial Building
El Paso, Texas



Description: Manuel Schwartz commercial building
Address: North Mesa Street near Franklin Avenue
Type: commercial (retail?)
Original Client: Manuel Schwartz
Date: 1933 (?)
Condition: not built?

Architect or Firm: probably Gustavus A. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: one story, facing San Jacinto Plaza

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: brick, stuccoed
Roofing Materials: tar and gravel
Other Materials Used: ceramic tile facing on street level; cast concrete ornamental piers and coping
Remodeling and Additions:

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (G-2) 6 ink on linen sheets, including elevations and section, dated May, 1933; (L-23) one sheet, tissue, showing plumbing and electric outlets in floor


Remarks: Commission Number 2877
The corner of Mesa and Franklin is designated as parking; the building location was one lot south. The building may have been intended for use as a grocery, among other uses, as a meat box is designated in the plans. The store fronts harmonize with, but do not duplicate, those of the neighboring Cortez Hotel to the South.

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