The First National Bank Building in downtown El Paso was erected in two stages: in 1909-1910 as the American National Bank, then expanded in 1914 to become the First National Bank building. The structure was designed in a Beau Arts style (according to the architects) by iconic El Paso architect John J. Stewart for the firm of Trost & Trost. The structure stands today, although most of the Trost features have been removed or covered. Today it is known as the American Furniture building and is vacant and deteriorating. For more information, please see https://www.henrytrost.org/buildings/first-national-bank-el-paso/.
Modern photograph taken by Mark Stone 2018; old photograph is courtesy of the El Paso Public Library.
— Mark Stone
Other Names: First National Bank, Chemical Bank & Trust Company and American Furniture Company
Construction Date: Jan 1, 1914
Address: 109-117 East San Antonio at Oregon, El Paso