Rio Grande Valley Auto Painting Co. - Trost Society

Rio Grande Valley Auto Painting Co.

Hotel Paso Del Norte

Rio Grande Valley Auto Painting Co.

The Rio Grande Auto Painting Co. building was erected in 1916, designed by Trost & Trost in a Southwestern style, utilizing both Pueblo and Mission accents in what would be considered a “modern” presentation. The structure, owned by Tucson/El Paso Hoteliers Charles & Alzina DeGroff, was home to the Rio Grande Auto Painting Company, a business owned by G.G. Bakofsky. For more information, please see

Old advertisement is from the 1916 El Paso City Directory, via the UNT Digital Archives. Modern photo taken by Mark Stone July, 2018.

— Mark Stone

Additional Details

Other Names: DeGroff storeroom; A & A Carpets
Type: Commercial
Construction Date: Jan 1, 1916
Address: 1126 Texas Avenue, El Paso, TX, USA
Condition: Extant