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Cook Hotel
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico


Description: Cook Hotel
Other Names:
Address: 414-516 Broadway (U. S. 85), Truth or Consequences, (formerly Hot Springs), Sierra County, New Mexico
Type: rooming house with retail space
Original Client: Mr. Cook (?)
Historic Inventory:
Date: late 1920s
Condition: extant; in use

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost or Gustavus A. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: two stories, rectangular, approximately 40 feet across; face north

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: reinforced concrete, stuccoed
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used: entry and show windows surrounded by black and yellow tile
Remodeling and Additions: first floor inner wall cut through to create one retail space

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (L-33) 3 sheets of floor plans on tissue
Location of Documentary Photographs: UTEP Special Collections


Remarks: The building extends the length of the lot to the alley. The owner lives in an apartment on the second floor; there are no rooms to let. The second floor is presumed to have a light well. The plans call for a larger building, 73 feet x 117 feet, with two retail spaces on the ground floor, and no lobby. The stairs lead directly to a U-shaped second floor.

Prepared for the El Paso Public Library by Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990