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Maurice Schwartz Residence addition
El Paso, Texas


Description: Maurice Schwartz residence addition
Other Names:
Address: 1105 West Yandell Drive, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: domestic: single family home
Original Client: Maurice and Hedwig (i.e. Mathias, also called Hedy) Schwartz
Historic Inventory:
Date: addition, 1933, to a house built about 1916
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Gustavus A. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: faces south

Wall Materials:
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (L-31) 4 sheets of ink on linen and tissue plans, including elevations and details, dated July, 1933
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography: On Maurice and Hedwig Schwartz, see: Floyd S. Fierman, The Schwartz Family of El Paso; the Story of a Pioneer Jewish Family in the Southwest, Southwestern Studies Monograph No.61 (El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1980), especially pages 10, 29-34 and 49. Fierman wrote that Maurice Schwartz and Hedwig Mathias were married in 1916 (page 30, note).

Remarks: Commission 2880
The plans are to add a bedroom, bath and sleeping porch to an existing home. The bedroom has built in bookcases and writing desk; the closet has built in shelves and drawers.

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