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Hotel Paso Del Norte

 
 
Hotel Paso Del Norte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
1. Hotel Paso Del Norte Marker
Inscription. This brick and terra cotta structure was the "dream hotel" of early El Paso businessman and promoter Zach White. White came to the town in 1881 and recognized El Paso's great potential as a gateway to Mexico. He worked hard to help the city realize that potential by building the Santa Fe International Bridge and an early streetcar line, as well as introducing electric street lights and natural gas. His most visible contribution to the growing community, however, was the ten-story Hotel Paso Del Norte, which was completed in 1912. Designed by the noted El Paso architectural firm of Trost and Trost, the structure was engineered to be fireproof and was modeled after buildings that had survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

Throughout its history, Hotel Paso Del Norte has served travelers and tourists, has been an El Paso social center, and has been used as a headquarters for cattle trading ranchers. Numerous dignitaries from both the United States and Mexico have been guests here over the years.

A reflection of an early twentieth-century belief in the community's future growth and development, Hotel Paso Del Norte stands as an important part of El Paso's commercial history.
 
Erected 1985. (Marker Number 2573.)
 
Location.
Hotel Paso Del Norte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
2. Hotel Paso Del Norte Marker
Hotel Paso Del Norte Marker is on the left and the Nearby Marker "A City is Born" is seen on the right.
31° 45.467′ N, 106° 29.348′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is at the intersection of South El Paso Street and East San Antonio Avenue, on the left when traveling north on South El Paso Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 South El Paso Street, El Paso TX 79901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A City Is Born (here, next to this marker); Pioneer Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); El Paso (within shouting distance of this marker); Fray García de San Francisco (within shouting distance of this marker); El Paso's First Newspaper (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Montgomery Building (about 300 feet away); The First Kindergarten in Texas (about 300 feet away); LULAC (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in El Paso.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the marker shown.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Hotel Paso Del Norte image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
3. Hotel Paso Del Norte
Marker is behind light pole at lower right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 580 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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