|Location||602 Magoffin Ave.,|
El Paso, Texas
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architect||John J. Huddart|
|Architectural style||Renaissance, Beaux Arts, Sullivanesque|
|NRHP reference No.||79002934|
|Added to NRHP||March 12, 1979|
The Toltec Club (or Toltec Building) is a building located in downtown El Paso, Texas. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
The Toltec Club purchased the land for the building on December 12, 1908.The all-men's club was founded by W.H. Burges, T.M. Wingo, Felix Martinez, W.W. Turney A.P. Coles, Britton Davis, J. Arthur Eddy and C.B Eddy on November 18, 1902. The name, "Toltec," meant "man of knowledge."
The Toltec Club building was opened in 1910 and cost about $100,000.The architect for the building was John J. Huddart. The grand opening took place on October 14, 1910, with a colorful, "informal" reception, according to the El Paso Herald .
Initiation fees for the club were expensive at $100 and club dues cost $50.Important visitors in El Paso were often entertained at the club which had a ballroom and high stakes gambling.
The Great Depression affected the club, causing it to close in 1930.
Culberson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 2,188. The county seat is Van Horn. Culberson County was founded in 1911 and organized the next year. It is named for David B. Culberson, a lawyer and Confederate soldier in the American Civil War.
El Paso is a city in and the county seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. The 2020 population of the city from the U.S. Census Bureau was 678,815, making it the 22nd-most populous city in the U.S., the most populous city in West Texas, and the sixth-most populous city in Texas. The city has also the largest Hispanic population share of main cities in the U.S. with 81% of its population being Hispanic. Its metropolitan statistical area covers all of El Paso and Hudspeth counties in Texas, and had a population of 868,859 in 2020. El Paso has consistently been ranked as one of the safest large cities in the United States.
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El Paso High School is the oldest operating high school in El Paso, Texas, and is part of the El Paso Independent School District. It serves the west-central section of the city, roughly south and west of the Franklin Mountains and north of Interstate 10 to the vicinity of Executive Center Boulevard. It is fed by Wiggs Middle School, into which the three elementary schools in its feeder pattern, Lamar, Mesita, and Vilas, graduate.
The Plaza Theatre is a historic building in El Paso, Texas built in 1930. The theater stands as one of the city's most well-known landmarks, and remains operational today. The theatre is a National Historic Building of Significance featuring the 2,050-seat Kendall Kidd Performance Hall, and the smaller 200-seat Philanthropy Theatre. It hosts Broadway productions, musical concerts, individual performers and the annual Plaza Classic Film Festival.
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Denver and Rio Grande Western No. 168 is a class "T-12" 4-6-0 “Ten Wheeler” type narrow-gauge steam railway locomotive. It is one of twelve similar locomotives built for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad (D&RG) by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1883. It was built as a passenger locomotive, with 46 in (1,200 mm) drivers, the largest drivers used on any three foot gauge D&RGW locomotive. The large drivers made it suitable for relatively fast passenger service.
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