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Built in 1910 for the eight-year-old men's club, the Toltec Club building was once the address where El Paso’s business and political decisions and debates and glitzy socializing took place. The membership list of the Toltec Club read like a “Who’s Who” of El Paso society. Some of the more prominent members included Joseph Magoffin, founder of the first bank in El Paso and civic leader, Henry C. Trost, the Southwest’s foremost architect, and W. W. Turney. Guests included President Roosevelt, Porfirio Diaz and General John J. Pershing. The Toltec Club also played a prominent role during the Mexican Revolution: Peace negotiations were carried out and the victory banquet for Madero was held there. Due to the Great Depression the Toltec Club had to close its doors in 1930 and since then, the building has housed various businesses. However, it is rumored that the house is hunted.

Uploaded on 05.19.2014 by El Paso Museum of History

Central / Downtown, (2010 - 2019), Politics

  • Business
  • Personalities
  • Architecture
  • Celebration
  • downtown

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