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Southwest Hotel
Carrizozo, New Mexico


Description: Southwest Hotel
Other Names:
Address: Main, Second and Alamogordo streets, Lincoln County, New Mexico
Type: hotel
Original Client:  Southwest Hotel Company Inc
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1919-1920
Condition: not known if built

Architect or Firm: Henry Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: 100 feet on Main & Second street and Alamogordo Ave 140 street. Three stories
Budget/Cost: $75,000

Wall Materials: 
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Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner:
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Bibliography: Carrizozo News  April 4, 1919 page one; Carrizozo Outlook February 13, 1920 page one; Carrizozo Outlook March 28, 1920 page one

Remarks: In April of 1919, Henry C. Trost of El Paso met with the Southwest company to present pencil sketch (preliminary draft) of a proposed building to the promoters of the new hotel. During the meeting changes were suggested and Trost returned to El Paso to make the changes.

The hotel was to be three stories high and contain sixty rooms, thirty of which will be on the upper floor. Sixteen of these rooms were to contain a bath. Located  in the basement would be kitchens, dining rooms, heating plant, barber shop, fuel apartments, they will five feet above the street level. On the first floor will be offices, sample rooms, ladies’ waiting rooms, larger lobby, beside several suites of rooms to accommodate visitors on special occasions. There was to be 54 guest rooms. The upper, or fourth floor would be arranged in Pullman sections so that they may be thrown open and portion off as sleeping porches.

C.H. Rollinson was the promoter of the new hotel project. The cost for erecting the hotel was $75,000. By February of 1920, about $25,000 was already subscribed.

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