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Toltec Club
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Toltec Club
Location602 Magoffin Ave.,
El Paso, Texas
Coordinates 31°45′36″N106°28′45″W / 31.76000°N 106.47917°W / 31.76000; -106.47917
Arealess than one acre
Built1910 (1910)
Architect John J. Huddart
Architectural style Renaissance, Beaux Arts, Sullivanesque
NRHP reference No. 79002934 [1]
Added to NRHPMarch 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. [2]



The Toltec Club purchased the land for the building on December 12, 1908. [2] 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. [3] The name, "Toltec," meant "man of knowledge." [3]

The Toltec Club building was opened in 1910 and cost about $100,000. [4] The architect for the building was John J. Huddart. [4] The grand opening took place on October 14, 1910, with a colorful, "informal" reception, according to the El Paso Herald . [5]

Initiation fees for the club were expensive at $100 and club dues cost $50. [3] Important visitors in El Paso were often entertained at the club which had a ballroom and high stakes gambling. [3]

The Great Depression affected the club, causing it to close in 1930. [3]

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