El Capitan Hotel, Van Horn, TX

Completed in 1930, the Henry Trost designed El Capitan Hotel was originally part of a chain of hotels created by El Paso businessman Charles Bassett. The Pueblo style hotel, long considered one of Trost's finest creations, still operates as a hotel today.

Image Credits: The two Trost renderings are from the El Paso Public Library, via the University of North Texas (Denton) digital repositories (https://texashistory.unt.edu/). All other images are courtesy of the Hotel El Capitan website (http://www.thehotelelcapitan.com/), the Hotel El Capitan Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/ElCapitanVanHorn/), or the Texas Historical Commission (https://www.thc.texas.gov/…/pla…/hotel-100-w-broadway-st-van).