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Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Famous Hotel El Paso de Robles 1891 - 1940

Historic Site

 
 
Hotel El Paso De Robles Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, October 4, 2012
1. Hotel El Paso De Robles Marker
Inscription. On May 11, 1889, with one million bricks piled at this site, the laying of the foundation of this famous hotel was begun.

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.
 
Erected 1989.
 
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
The Famous Hotel El Paso de Robles 1891 - 1940 Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, October 22, 2012
2. The Famous Hotel El Paso de Robles 1891 - 1940 Marker
The marker is visible under the porch through the entry way below the steakhouse sign.
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.
 
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); Pittsburg 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 . . .
1. 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.) 

2. History of Paso Robles. (Submitted on October 4, 2012.)
 
Additional keywords. Paso Robles Inn
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Postcard View of Hotel El Paso de Robles image. Click for full size.
3. Postcard View of Hotel El Paso de Robles
El Paso De Robles Hotel Postcard image. Click for full size.
4. El Paso De Robles Hotel Postcard
Hotel El Paso De Robles Postcard image. Click for full size.
5. Hotel El Paso De Robles Postcard
The Paso Robles Inn image. Click for full size.
By James King, October 22, 2012
6. The Paso Robles Inn
The marker is under the porch, through the entryway, at the bottom right of the tower.
Postcard View of The Paso Robles Inn image. Click for full size.
7. Postcard View of The Paso Robles Inn
This is, more-or-less, how the inn looks today.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 1,302 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 4, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California.   2. submitted on October 22, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California.   3, 4, 5. submitted on October 4, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California.   6. submitted on October 22, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California.   7. submitted on October 4, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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