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Casa Ronquillo, Southeast of San Elizario Plaza, San Elizario, El Paso County, TX



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B&W Photos

HB1095455
Historic American Buildings Survey, Marvin Eickenroht, Photographer May 25, 1936 West Elevation (front).

HB1095456
Historic American Buildings Survey, Marvin Eickenroht, Photographer May 25, 1936 Southwest Elevation (west Front And South Side).

HB1095457
Historic American Buildings Survey, Marvin Eickenroht, Photographer May 25, 1936 West Elevation (front).

HB1095458
Historic American Buildings Survey, Marvin Eickenroht, Photographer May 25, 1936 North Elevation (side).

HB1095459
Historic American Buildings Survey, Marvin Eickenroht, Photographer May 25, 1936 Interior View Of Patio (east Elevation).

HB1095460
Historic American Buildings Survey, Marvin Eickenroht, Photographer May 25, 1936 Ceiling Of Front Entrance Hall.

HB1095461
Historic American Buildings Survey, Marvin Eickenroht, Photographer May 25, 1936 Audience Chamber (north Elevation).

HB1095462
Historic American Buildings Survey, Marvin Eickenroht, Photographer May 25, 1936 Porch (east Elevation).

HB1095463
Historic American Buildings Survey, Marvin Eickenroht, Photographer May 25, 1936 Fireplace (east Elevation).

HB1095464
North And West Facades, View Looking Southeast

HB1095465
North And West Facades, View Looking South Southeast

HB1095466
East And North Facades, View Looking Southwest

HB1095467
South Facade, View Looking Northwest

HB1095468
East Facade, View Looking Southwest

HB1095469
West Elevation

HB1095470
Interior View Looking East From Westernmost Room Down Through Center Of Building

HB1095471
Interior View Looking East Showing Vegas In East (main) Room

HB1095472
Interior Detail View Of Roof Vegas


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Item Title


Location
Southeast of San Elizario Plaza, San Elizario, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TX-3110
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-126, FN-127, FN-128).
Building/structure dates: 1683 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1800 subsequent work
Significance: The Casa Ronquillo, in its original state, constituted an important example of a large "estancia." Its architecture is typical of the Mexican border region, consisting of adobe walls without foundations, dirt floors, a (terrado) roof made of dirt and supported by round beams (vigas). The original plan included an interior courtyard (patio) with a surrounding open porch (portal), and dependent farm buildings, all enclosed by an adobe wall. The interior finishings are not well known except for the murals and ceiling cloths which seem to have been of particular quality.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Marvin Eickenroht, Photographer May 25, 1936 WEST ELEVATION (FRONT).
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Marvin Eickenroht, Photographer May 25, 1936 SOUTHWEST ELEVATION (WEST FRONT AND SOUTH SIDE).
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Marvin Eickenroht, Photographer May 25, 1936 WEST ELEVATION (FRONT).
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Marvin Eickenroht, Photographer May 25, 1936 NORTH ELEVATION (SIDE).
5. Historic American Buildings Survey, Marvin Eickenroht, Photographer May 25, 1936 INTERIOR VIEW OF PATIO (EAST ELEVATION).
6. Historic American Buildings Survey, Marvin Eickenroht, Photographer May 25, 1936 CEILING OF FRONT ENTRANCE HALL.
7. Historic American Buildings Survey, Marvin Eickenroht, Photographer May 25, 1936 AUDIENCE CHAMBER (NORTH ELEVATION).
8. Historic American Buildings Survey, Marvin Eickenroht, Photographer May 25, 1936 PORCH (EAST ELEVATION).
9. Historic American Buildings Survey, Marvin Eickenroht, Photographer May 25, 1936 FIREPLACE (EAST ELEVATION).
10. north and west facades, view looking southeast
11. north and west facades, view looking south southeast
12. east and north facades, view looking southwest
13. south facade, view looking northwest
14. east facade, view looking southwest
15. west elevation
16. interior view looking east from westernmost room down through center of building
17. interior view looking east showing vegas in east (main) room
18. interior detail view of roof vegas
19. EAST AND NORTH FACADES, VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST
20. SOUTH FACADE, VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST
21. INTERIOR VIEW LOOKING EAST SHOWING VEGAS IN EAST (MAIN) ROOM


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