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Hotel El Capitan in Van Horn
Date: 12/5/2009 Album ID: 903254
Photos by Rudy Gutierrez
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The Hotel El Capitan in Van Horn first opened in 1930 and closed in the late 1960's. New owners recently re-opened the historic hotel.
The balcony to one of the hotel's suites faces to the front of the hotel's entrance. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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Larry Robinson, an employee of the Hotel El Capitan opened the safe of the former bank that operated out of the building.  The safe has been convered to house the bar's alcohol. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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The Hotel El Capitan, located along Van Horn's main thoroughfare was first opened in 1930.  It re-opened on Labor Day, 2009. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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The re-opened Hotel El Capitan still sports its original floor tile. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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David Luna showed an old tin sign in the basement of the hotel. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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The Hotel El Capitan in Van Horn, TX opened in 1930 and closed in the 1970's. It re-opened on Labor Day, 2009. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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A guest suite in the historic Hotel El Capitan in Van Horn, TX.  Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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The Hotel El Capitan was built by well-known El Paso architects Trost & Trost. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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The giant neon signs stop the Hotel El Capitan in Van Horn invite visitors in once again. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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The historic Hotel El Capitan in Van Horn re-opened on Labor Day. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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David Luna, right, and his father, Heradio Luna, left, have ties to the Hotel El Capitan. David Luna held a picture of his grandfather, Castulo Luna, who worked as a bell boy at the hotel in the 1930's. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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The clean, simple interior of the Hotel El Capitan harkens back to an earlier time. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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The Hotel El Capitan in Van Horn is exactly 120 miles from El Paso and about 60 miles from the Guadalupe Mountains. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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A photogaph of the Hotel El Capital as it appeared circa 1940's.
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A menu board from the past adorns the hotel's restaurant. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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The Hotel El Capitan in Van Horn first opened in 1930 and closed in the late 1960's. New owners recently re-opened the historic hotel.  Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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The lobby of the Hotel El Capitan was restored to its originally look after the building spend the last few decades housing a bank.  Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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The Hotel El Capitan in Van Horn first opened in 1930 and closed in the late 1960's. New owners recently re-opened the historic hotel.  Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
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