Elite Confectionary

Elite Confectionary (HMPAA)

Location: El Paso, TX 79901 El Paso County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 45.529', W 106° 29.241'

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Elite Confectionary
The Elite Confectionary was located on the ground floor of the Buckler Building and was a popular soda fountain in the early years of the 20th century. It was noted for its chocolate covered ice cream baseballs along with candies, cakes, and sodas. One of the Elite's regular customers was Mexican revolutionary leader Francisco "Pancho" Villa. Villa abstained from alcohol, enforced sobriety among his troops, and was known to destroy saloons and wine cellars. But Villa had a sweet tooth and was fond of strawberry sodas, ice creams, and peanut brittle, which were readily available at the Elite. El Pasoan Otis Aultman, who chronicled much of the Mexican Revolution in the El Paso-Ciudad Ju?rez area, photographed Villa and fellow revolutionary Pascual Orozco enjoying treats at the Elite in 1911. The Elite Confectionary later became part of the W. T. Grant Department store.

Confiter?a Elite
La Confiter?a, localizada en la planta baja del Edificio Buckler, fue una conocida fuente de sodas a principios del siglo XX. Conocida por sus llamadas pelotas de b?isbol cubiertas en chocolate, asi como por dulces, pasteles, y refrescos, La Elite ten? entre su clientela regular al l?der revolucionario, Francisco "Pancho" Villa. Villa no beb?a alcohol de vino. Sin embargo, Villa era amante de los dulces y le gustaban los refrescos de fresa, los helados y dulce de cacahuate, que siempre podia uno encontrar en la Confiter?a Elite. Otis Aultman, Pase?o y cronista de mucho de la Revoluci?n en la area de Ciudad Ju?rez y El Paso, fotograf?o a Villa y a su compa?ero revolucionario, Pascual Orozco, en 1911 disfrutando de las delicias, de la Confiter?a. La Confiter?a Elite posteriormente se convirtio en parte de la tienda de departamentos, W.T. Grant.
Placed ByEl Paso County Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 3:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 359138 N 3514665
Decimal Degrees31.75881667, -106.48735000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 45.529', W 106° 29.241'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 45' 31.74" N, 106° 29' 14.46" W
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Area Code(s)915
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 105-199 Texas Ave, El Paso TX 79901, US
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