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This postcard shows the O. T. Bassett Tower, probably in the 1930s.
In 1930, Charles N. Bassett built the Bassett Tower as a memorial to his father, Oscar T. Bassett, a pioneer El Pasoan who was one of the founders of El Paso’s first bank, The State National Bank of El Paso, which was organized in March 1881. Henry C. Trost was commissioned to design the building. Characterized by its Art Deco style of the Southwest, popular in the late 1920s and 1930s, the building rises fifteen stories at the northeast corner of Texas Avenue and Stanton Street. The Tower is registered in the National Register of Historic Places, which highlights it's rich and detailed decor. In 2017 Lane Gaddy was remodeling this treasure to become hotel.

Uploaded on 03.13.2014 by El Paso Museum of History

Central / Downtown, (1930 - 1939), Architecture

  • O.T. Bassett
  • tower

In 2017 Lane Gaddy was remodeling this treasure to become hotel.

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