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Ramsey Apartments
El Paso, Texas


Description: Ramsey Apartments
Other Names:
Address: 324-326 West Missouri Avenue, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: domestic: apartment hotel
Original Client: William K. Ramsey
Date: ca. 1914
Condition: demolished

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: J. F. Kennedy; Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: length 120 feet

Foundation: probably stone
Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials: Spanish tile on pergolas and canopies
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 629, photograph of original plan, reduced, one page, a typical floor above the first.
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Aultman 5631, facade


Remarks: There were eight apartments, each with a sunroom, on each floor. The roof pergolas indicate a roof garden. The Ramsey is one of Trost’s more whimsical inventions. In the twin towers, front loggias and balconies, and the arched entrance, it resembles the right section of the Todd Apartments in Colorado Springs , a Mission Revival design of ca. 1900.

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