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First National Bank Building, 100-102 East San Antonio Avenue, El Paso, El Paso County, TX



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Location
100-102 East San Antonio Avenue, El Paso, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TX-3308
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-109, FN-110, FN-111, FN-112).
Building/structure dates: 1883 initial construction
Significance: The First National Bank Building was built circa 1882-1883 for Joshua Raynolds, President of the First National Bank of Las Vegas, New Mexico. The establishment of the bank in El Paso was prompted by an anticipated real estate boom due to the arrival of the railroad in 1881. One of El Paso's earliest banks, it benefited from a prosperous business until it failed in 1933. Architecturally, it possesses Italianate details, but is primarily of the Second Empire style. An elaborately decorated building, it is the only example of this style in the proposed South El Paso Street Historic District (Summer, 1980).

Subjects
Banks


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. north and west facades, west facade is on south El Paso Street
2. west facade


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