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Harden Hotel
Hobbs, New Mexico

Description: Harden Hotel
Other Names: none
Address: Between McKinley and Houston Streets, Hobbs, Lea County, New Mexico
Type: hotel
Original Client: John J. Harden, Oklahoma City
Date: 1930
Condition: destroyed by fire, 1969; not built from Trost & Trost plans

Architect or Firm: Gustavus A. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: 2 stories, square on first floor; U-shaped on second floor; 120 feet x 150 feet
Budget/Cost: $150,000

Wall Materials:
Roofing Materials: not specified
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (L-4) 2 sheets, tissue ground plans
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography: Harden Hotel Opens, Hobbs Daily News, October 22, 1930

Remarks: The Trost & Trost plans are for a two-story hotel, apparently occupying a city block. The first floor includes retail space; the second floor is U-shaped with a light court.

The hotel as built was three stories with 200 guest rooms, all with private baths. It was constructed of brick with Spanish tile coping.

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