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Hotel Oregon
El Paso, Texas


Description: Hotel Oregon
Other Names: H.R.O Building
Address: 213 1/2 South Oregon Street, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
Type: hotel with retail space
Original Client: Mayor Charles Davis
Date: about 1912
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: two story block; faced west

Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used: A secondary roof, sheltering windows, is Spanish tile awning with wood brackets.
Remodeling and Additions:

Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 542, perspective view

Bibliography: “Hotel Accommodations Here Are Ample,” El Paso Herald, January 28, 1922, page 8B (exterior photograph as part of a montage of hotels, captioned “only a fraction of the number of hotels here that give first class accommodations. At the bottom on the left is Hotel Oregon, owned by Mayor Chas. Davis.”


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