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Building for Mr. Sam Stark
El Paso, Texas


Description: Building for Mr. Sam Stark
Other Names:
Address: 800 Arizona, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: domestic: apartments
Original Client: Sam Stark
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1915
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: 35 feet wide x 36 feet, 6 inches deep; faces west; side fronts on an alley

Foundation: stone
Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials: shingle
Other Materials Used: concrete basement floor; art glass for side windows; 6/l double hung windows
Remodeling and Additions: see Remarks, below

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (WW-25) 8 sheets of blueprints, including floor plans, and side, front and rear elevations, dated October 7, 1915
Location of Documentary Photographs:


Remarks: Commission number 2344
The plans call for a nearly square building with full basement. There are four nearly identical apartments. Included in each apartment are built in kitchen cabinets, dining room buffet, book cases, cased opening to the dining room, and a disappearing bed. Sam Stark lived at 800 Arizona Avenue, also an apartment building. A bay window of the Trost & Trost building was removed when a connecting bridge was built to the Arizona Street structure.

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