11-7-20 Hour one, Paso Del Norte Hotel – Hour Two, El Paso in the Civil War

November 18, 2020


Bernie Sargent and Margaret Smith

It’s on the National Register of Historic Places, a Trost-designed masterpiece that has been witness to more than a century of history playing out in Downtown Paso. It is the beautifully restored Hotel Paso del Norte, the city’s gathering place for generations and an architectural gem of the Southwest. We explored the origins of the historic hotel. Our tour guide is El Paso historian Bernie Sargent, president of the Trost Society. and Trost family member Margaret Smith.

Then in the second hour, we’ll examine how the Civil War affected the growing city of El Paso, as Sargent continues his A to Z exploration of El Paso history.

Hour One

Hour Two

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