From 1911 through 1930, the vast majority of political and business decisions affecting El Paso were made in the Toltec Club, and every prominent guest to the area was entertained here. It also played a prominent role in the Mexican Revolution; for example, the victory banquet for Francisco I. Madero, the new president of Mexico after the Battle of Juarez, was held in the building. In the very same building that had entertained former President Díaz, Madero sat alongside the defeated, yet dignified, Gen. Juan Navarro. However, the immense power of the Toltec Club could not withstand the blow of Prohibition during which many El Paso establishments moved across the border to Juárez. America’s economic collapse during the Great Depression caused the members of the Toltec Club to close its doors in 1930. Although lacking its original splendor both inside and out, the privately owned Toltec Building still stands in downtown El Paso.
Toltec Club - El Paso, Texas
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