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Caples Building

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Identification

Caples Building
Richard Caples Building
232281

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
rigid frame
concrete
brick
terra-cotta
applied masonry
romanesque revival

Usages

commercial office
shop(s)

Facts

  • The Caples Building was named for its developer, Richard Caples, who was mayor of El Paso from 1889 to 1893.
  • It was El Paso's first concrete-framed building.
  • Originally five stories tall, two additional stories were added in 1915-1916.
  • During the Mexican Revolution of the 1910's it housed offices of several notable revolutionary leaders.

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Location

300 East San Antonio Avenue
300 East San Antonio Avenue
79901
El Paso
Texas
U.S.A.

Technical Data

99.00 ft
99.00 ft
87.00 ft
7
1909
1916
2
$50,000

Involved Companies

Trost & Trost

Features & Amenities

  • National landmark
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