Plaza Hotel, El Paso

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106 Mills Avenue, El Paso, Texas 79901

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  • PLAZA HOTEL (1930), EL PASO
    PLAZA HOTEL (1930), EL PASO
    by matcrazy1
  • PLAZA HOTEL (1930), EL PASO
    PLAZA HOTEL (1930), EL PASO
    by matcrazy1
  • PLAZA HOTEL (1930), EL PASO
    PLAZA HOTEL (1930), EL PASO
    by matcrazy1
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    The first Hilton hotel in the world

    by matcrazy1 Updated Mar 27, 2007

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    To be honest I didn't like this Art Deco styled, 19-story, 73 m (239 ft) high, steel-framed building that was opened on November 30, 1930 as the first Hilton's hotel. Conrad Nicholson Hilton (1887 – 1979) was an American hotelier and founder of the Hilton Hotel chain. He was born and lived in New Mexico, but he later moved to Texas.

    Elizabeth Taylor briefly lived in the penthouse of the El Paso Hilton Hotel after she married Conrad’s son Nicky. The hotel was sold in 1963 at which time the name changed to the Plaza Hotel. As of April 2003 the building was vacant. Now, it is a landmark skyscraper in El Paso, Texas, built on the site of the Sheldon Hotel, which burned in 1929. The Sheldon served as the unofficial headquarters for many of the participants in the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920's) from both sides of the border.

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