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Marfa in Presidio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

El Paisano Hotel

 
 
El Paisano Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 23, 2009
1. El Paisano Hotel Marker
Inscription. Named for the nearby Paisano Mountain pass, this structure was completed in 1930. Gateway Hotel Company, owners of several area hotels, built it in anticipation of a local oil boom that never materialized. The architectural firm Trost and Trost of El Paso designed the building. Constructed around a central courtyard area, the structure reflects Spanish Baroque styling. It was considered to be the finest hotel between El Paso and San Antonio.
 
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1422.)
 
Location. 30° 18.739′ N, 104° 1.316′ W. Marker is in Marfa, Texas, in Presidio County. Marker is at the intersection of North Highland Street and West Texas Street, on the left when traveling north on North Highland Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 North Highland Street, Marfa TX 79843, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Presidio County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Humphris-Humphreys House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hunter Gymnasium (approx. mile away); Blackwell School (approx. 0.4 miles away);
El Paisano Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
2. El Paisano Hotel Marker
Marker is to the right of the entrance.
Fort D.A. Russell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Building 98, Fort D. A. Russell (approx. 0.8 miles away); Presidio (approx. one mile away); Presidio County (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Marfa.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Paisano Pass. As referenced on the marker, the hotel takes its' name from nearby Paisano Pass (Submitted on January 15, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 

2. El Paisano Hotel, Wikipedia Article. (Submitted on January 15, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
3. Texas film classic "Giant", Wikipedia article. Hotel was location headquarters for the cast and crew of the Texas film classic Giant (1956) for six weeks in the summer of 1955. (Submitted on January 15, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Front of El Paisano Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 23, 2009
3. Front of El Paisano Hotel
Interior view image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 23, 2009
4. Interior view
Downtown Marfa image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 23, 2009
5. Downtown Marfa
A view of downtown Marfa from the railroad tracks, looking towards the Presidio County Courthouse. El Paisano Hotel on left.
Henry C. Trost, Architect image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 23, 2009
6. Henry C. Trost, Architect
Plaque located in the back courtyard about the hotel's architect, Henry C. Trost.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 815 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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