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Henry Trost designed this seven-story reinforced concrete building formally for the Rio Grande Valley Bank in 1909. Trost's intention was to reveal the decorative possibilities of concrete and the useful building material. In 1925, El Paso businessman Sam Abdou purchased the building following the bank's defaulting. The quadrilateral site accounts, in part, for the building's distinction of lacking any parallel facades.

Uploaded on 06.13.2014 by El Paso Museum of History

Collection: Aultman Collection

Central / Downtown, (1910 - 1919), Landmark

  • downtown
  • Sam Abdou
  • Rio Grande Valley Bank

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