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Mathias Residence
El Paso, Texas


Description: Mathias residence
Other Names: Holder house; Hamilton house; Webb house
Address: 607 West Yandell Drive, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: domestic: single family house
Original Client: Mr. and Mrs. (Frieda Cohen) Albert Mathias
Historic Inventory: In Sunset Heights Historic District; on El Paso Register of Historic Places
Date: 1912
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: leaded glass created by Lyman W. Hoffecker (see Bibliography item 1, below)
Dimensions and Orientation: two and one half stories and basement, 56 feet wide; faces southwest

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: first story: exposed red brick; second story: plaster and wood battens
Roofing Materials: present roof may not be original
Other Materials Used: concrete porches; wood double hung windows; wood brackets
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner: privately owned
Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: color exterior photograph by June F. Engelbrecht, 1989

Bibliography: (1) Harriot Howze Jones, Heritage Homes of El Paso the Mathias Home, Password, volume XX, number 2 (Summer, 1975), pages 91-93 (exterior photograph on page 91, history and description of the house, role of Hoffecker in creating leaded glass)
(2) Department of Planning, Research and Development, City of El Paso, El Paso’s Forgotten Past; Historic Preservation (El Paso: author, 1977), page 6 (color photograph of portion of facade)

Remarks: This is a very stately Tudor revival house. According to Jones, in the first item listed in the Bibliography, above, the leaded glass was created by Lyman W. Hoffecker, a Trost colleague and client. The main floor of the house includes a library and two bedrooms. On the second floor are three bedrooms and two baths and a sitting room. Originally there had been a sleeping porch across the back. One of the north windows is a stained glass window with a landscape scene: a salt box house on a waterway, with large broadleaf trees. The front door window includes beveled glass, and stained glass with a for a home with a European flavor.

Prepared for the El Paso Public Library by Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990.