Hotel Cortez

Hotel Cortez (HMPAF)

Location: El Paso, TX 79901 El Paso County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 45.588', W 106° 29.276'

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Alzina DeGroff bought the Vendome Hotel at this site in 1899, renaming it Hotel Orndorff after her first husband. Noted architect Henry C. Trost designed a new building for her, which opened in 1926. Renamed Hotel Cortez in 1935, this brick structure reflects a Spanish eclectic style, featuring prominent cast-relief, terra cotta detailing with busts of conquistadors. Guests included President John F. Kennedy, who stayed here in 1963. The hotel closed in 1970. It was converted into offices in 1984, and the first and 10th floors were historically restored.
Year Placed2002
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 10:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 359084 N 3514775
Decimal Degrees31.75980000, -106.48793333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 45.588', W 106° 29.276'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 45' 35.28" N, 106° 29' 16.56" W
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Area Code(s)915
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 310 N Mesa St, El Paso TX 79901, US
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