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Proposed Sisters Sanatorium
El Paso, Texas


Description: Proposed Sisters Sanatorium
Address: El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: medical: sanatorium
Condition: not built

Architect or Firm: probably Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: five story central block with four story wings

Foundation: probably concrete
Wall Materials: cement or smooth finish
Roofing Materials: Spanish tile

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 324, photograph of a rendering of front elevation


Remarks: One of many unrealized sanatoria projects, this building is very ambitious is scale. The bay windows on the first three floors of the wings relieve the institutional aspect. The fourth floor of each wing is composed of apartments, each with a balcony.

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