Aerial Photograph - Downtown El Paso, Texas - 1929
Fotografía aérea - centro de El Paso, Texas - 1929

Aerial Photograph - Downtown El Paso, Texas - 1929

This aerial photograph was taken in 1929 over the Rio Grande between El Paso and Juarez. The Bassett Tower and Plaza Theatre roof was under construction. You can see the steel roof supports on the Plaza. Other historical landmarks are El Paso High School, Hotel Dieu hospital, St Patrick's Catholic Church, First Baptist Church, St. Clement's Church, Liberty Hall, and County Court House, Texas School of Mines(UTEP), Asarco Property before the tall stack was built, Scottish Rite Temple, Masonic Lodge building, the Mills Building and many others in the downtown area. The "masonic building" was El Paso Lodge # 130 A.F. & A.M. built by Trost & Trost. Rim Road had not been developed but Kern Place was starting to show up in the foreground. There are many other buildings and sites that are of special interest by the viewer.

Area: Central / Downtown

Source: James L. Ellis

Uploaded by: El Paso Museum of History

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Oregon Street, Mesa, and Stanton St. appear to go into undeveloped area. Scenic Drive not paved.

Oregon Street, Mesa, and Stanton St. appear to go into undeveloped area. Scenic Drive not paved.

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