Franciscan Hotel - Trost Society

Franciscan Hotel

Hotel Paso Del Norte

Franciscan Hotel

The Franciscan Hotel, erected in 1923 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was a brilliantly designed Pueblo Revival building drawn by Trost & Trost. Not only did Trost consider it a milestone design, it became one of the most widely known and admired of the firm’s buildings, reaching the notoriety of his El Paso Alhambra Theater in widespread fame and admiration. According to Trost historians Lloyd and June Engelbrecht, it was included in an exhibit at the Akademie der Kunste in Berlin in 1926. It was also featured in George Herold Edgell’s “American Architecture of Today” two years later. The building was tragically demolished in the 1970s

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— Mark Stone

Additional Details

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Type: Hotel
Construction Date: Aug 12, 1923
Address: Central Avenue and Sixth Street, northwest corner, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Condition: Demolished