Hotel Paso Del Norte - Trost Society

Hotel Paso Del Norte

Hotel Paso Del Norte

Hotel Paso Del Norte

The Hotel Paso del Norte was designed by Trost & Trost in a Beau Arts/Chicago School eclectic blend, and was completed in November of 1912. El Paso pioneer Zach White erected the building along with a consortium of El Paso investors, led by Felix Martinez. White had watched the destruction of the Grand Central Hotel by fire in 1892, and determined to erect a fire-proof replacement. Along with architect Henry C. Trost, he journeyed to San Francisco to study buildings that had survived the 1906 Earthquake and resulting fires; Trost subsequently drawing the plans for the fireproof, earthquake-proof structure that stands today.

The building stands today, beautifully restored and in use as a Hotel. For more information, please visit

Older photograph courtesy of the El Paso Public Library, via the UNT Digital Archives; new photographs taken by Mark Stone.

— Mark Stone

Additional Details

Other Names: Camino Real Hotel
Type: Hotel
Construction Date: Nov 15, 1912
Address: 101 S El Paso St, El Paso, TX 79901, USA
Condition: Restored