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Fariss Hotel
Pueblo County, Colorado


Description: Fariss Hotel
Other Names:
Address: 315 North Union Avenue, Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado (historic address: 187 N. Union Ave)
Type: hotel
Original Client:
Historic Inventory: National Register number 85003473
Date: 1882
Condition: demolished February 16, 1991

Architect or Firm: Weston and Trost (Frank Weston and Henry C. Trost)
Associated Architect or Firm: Hobson & Ruetschi
Dimensions and Orientation: originally 40 feet across x 80 feet deep

Wall Materials: red brick and stucco
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used: stone dripstones and metal cornice
Remodeling and Additions: a 40 foot x 40 foot addition to the rear (1883, clearly visible in the photograph, probably by Weston & Trost)

Location of Drawings: None known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: UTEP Special Collection


Remarks: The facade had a centrally located entry. The Farris ceased operating as a hotel in 1904, and was converted to retail space.

The Farriss Hotel facility at one time included a laundry and bath house structure. The hotel was moderate prices house, centrally located, clean and comfortable room and excellent artesian bath house.

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.