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El Paso Office and Bank Building Plans
El Paso, Texas


Description: “Office and Bank Building”
Other Names:
Address: Southwest corner of Mills Avenue and North Stanton Street, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: commercial: bank and office tower
Original Client:
Date: 1903-1907
Condition: not built

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: rectangular base with 5-storey shaft; four bays across Mills Avenue x 8 bays across Stanton Street

Foundation: probably reinforced concrete
Wall Materials: clad brick or clad concrete
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used: unknown; possibly terra cotta ornament

Location of Drawings: None known to exist

Bibliography: Trost & Trost, Architects (El Paso: Trost & Trost, 1907), page 46, illustration of perspective drawing

Remarks: Although the brochure cited in the Bibliography, above, does not specify a site for this building, it can be deduced from the adjacent buildings seen in the rendering that it was intended to be built on the site now occupied by the historic Martin Building in El Paso. The proposed building is a fine example of the Chicago Sullivanesque style of commercial architecture, and shares many design elements with the Dieter Building, El Paso, Tx , which also was not built.

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