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Holland Hotel
Alpine, Texas


Description: Holland Hotel
Other Names: None
Address: 209 w. Holland Ave, Alpine, Big Bend, Texas
Type: Hotel
Original Client: Clay Holland
Historic Inventory:
Date: March 16, 1928
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Contractors: Ponsford Brothers
Dimensions and Orientation:
Budget: $250,000


Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: brick,
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner: 2012 Charles Mallory
Location of Drawings:
Location of Documentary Photographs:


Remarks: The original Hotel Holland was built in the 1880s. The one Trost worked on is a few store fronts up from the original.

70 guest rooms with all modern convinces, large lobby with open fireplace and in Spanish decor, spacious banquet hall, coffee shop and dining room.

In 1946, Clay sold the hotel to George Hotels, Inc. under the control of Lawrence George of Mount Pleasant, Texas. He operated the hotel for three years and in 1949 sold it to Frank Hofues.  Mr. Hofues died in 1957 and the Trustees of the Estate sold the hotel in 1957 to James C. Henderson, who, in turn, has financial difficulties; and in 1959 the facilities were deeded to I.C. Roark, who continued to operate the hotel for about ten years. Then in 1969 the hotel was closed down, and the equipment and furnishings were sold out as used material.

The building remained empty and deteriorated. The in 1972 Gene Henddryx purchased the property. He spent about a quarter of a million dollars on renovation and changed it from a hotel to an office building.


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