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The Wright Apartments
El Paso, Texas


Description: The Wright Apartments
Other Names:
Address: 208 Montana Avenue at North Stanton Street, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: domestic; apartments
Original Client:
Historic Inventory:
Date: ca. 1914
Condition: extant; in use as apartments

Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Associated Architect or Firm:
Dimensions and Orientation: 120 feet wide x 48 feet deep; faces northwest

Foundation: stone and concrete
Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used: iron entrance canopy and balconies; wood sleeping porches, window surrounds and eaves; concrete and brick lintels
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings:
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Aultman A5205, perspective view


Remarks: The Wright is first listed in the El Paso City Directory of 1914. An advertising sign in the Aultman photograph declares the apartments to be “the most modern in the city.” The building is attributed to Trost & Trost on the basis of style. The iron ornament on the entry arch is a typical Trostian seedpod; the bracket work under the eaves is especially handsome. The entry stairs are marble; the main story hallway floor is ceramic tile. There is a wood double staircase.

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