El Paisano Hotel
Presidio County, Texas
30 18.740' N 104 01.300' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of Texas Street and Highland Street. The hotel is on the northwest corner of the intersection.
Text: Named for the nearby Paisano Mountain pass, this structure was completed in 1930. Gateway Hotel Company, owners of several area hotels, built it in anticipation of a local oil boom that never materialized. The architectural firm Trost and Trost of El Paso designed the building. Constructed around a central courtyard area, the structure reflects Spanish Baroque styling. It was considered to be the finest hotel between El Paso and San Antonio.