Rio Grande Poor Farm - Trost Society

Rio Grande Poor Farm

Hotel Paso Del Norte

Rio Grande Poor Farm

The Rio Grande Poor Farm was a simply designed building erected in 1935. The structure, which stands today, was part of a complex of buildings erected at the site and may be the only one designed by Trost & Trost. Other structures were designed by El Paso architects Hugh Braunton and Percy McGhee. For more information, please see

Photograph of what we believe to be the Trost structure is a Google Earth Street View, accessed 03/15/2022.

— Mark Stone

Additional Details

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Type: Government
Construction Date: Jan 1, 1935
Address: 800-801 Rio Vista Rd, Socorro, El Paso Country, Texas
Condition: Extant