Bell Telephone Building - Trost Society

Bell Telephone Building

Hotel Paso Del Norte

Bell Telephone Building

The Tri-State Telephone Building was erected in 1904, designed by Trost & Trost in what the firm described as the “New American” architectural style. The building has been absorbed into the Bell Telephone complex, so is extant, but is unrecognizable. For more information, please see

Modern Google Earth Street View shows the building today, as the right 1/2 of the pictured structure. Older period photograph is courtesy of the El Paso Public Library.

— Mark Stone

Additional Details

Other Names: Tri State Telephone; Telegraph Company Building; Mountain Bell Telephone
Type: Commercial
Construction Date: Jan 1, 1904
Address: 500 Texas Avenue, El Paso
Condition: Extant