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Zielonka Residence
El Paso, Texas


Description: Zielonka residence
Other Names:
Address: 837 West Yandell Drive, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: domestic: single family home
Original Client: Rabbi Martin Zielonka
Historic Inventory: In Sunset Heights Historic District
Date: 1923
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: width 41 feet, 2 inches x depth 32 feet; faces southwest

Foundation: stone with concrete flooring
Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials: composition
Other Materials Used: iron exterior railings; art glass specified for dining room window
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (E-5) 7 ink on linen sheets of drawings including side, rear and front elevations, dated January, 1923; one drawing on tissue, plans to extend porch on left side of the house.
Location of Documentary Photographs:


Remarks: The plans call for two bedrooms, two sleeping porches, and a study. Rabbi Zielonka was called to El Paso in 1900 to lead the first congregation of Temple Mt. Sinai. He remained in that capacity for 38 years.

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