Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Famous Hotel El Paso de Robles 1891 - 1940
In November of 1889, the El Paso de Robles Hotel Company was incorporated with five stockholders: Drury and Louisa James, Daniel and Cecelia Blackburn and Ed Burns.
The famous hotel was completed in October 1891 and was one of the most romantic structures in all of San Luis Obispo County and in California. The architect was Jacob Lenzen.
On December 12, 1940, the magnificent hotel was destroyed by fire.
This site is in the northernmost part of the original El Paso de Robles Mexican land grant. The land grant was purchased from Petronillo Rios on August 1, 1857 by Daniel and James Blackburn and Lazarus Godchaux.
The first El Paso Robles Hotel was completed on this site in June 1864 by Dr. Faliaferro Johnson and was in use until October 12, 1891.
The present Paso Robles Inn was completed in February 1942. Linden and Harriett Chandler purchased the Paso Robles Inn property in December 1962.
Topics. This historical Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1942.
Location. 35° 37.533′ N, 120° 41.483′ W. Marker is in Paso Robles, California, in San Luis Obispo County. Marker is at the intersection of Spring Street and 11th Street, on the right when traveling south on Spring Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1103 Spring Street, Paso Robles CA 93446, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ignacy Jan Paderewski (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carnegie Library (about 500 feet away); Paso Robles Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Pittsburgh Pirates (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brewster – Dutra House (approx. half a mile away); Paso Robles’ First Jail (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Memory Of (approx. ¾ mile away); Geneseo School (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paso Robles.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on the wall to the right of the revolving door.
Also see . . . History of El Paso Inn. In 1889, the same year that Paso Robles incorporated as a city, construction began on a magnificent new hotel. The hotel required over one million bricks and cost a princely $160,000. (Submitted on October 4, 2012.)
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