|El Paso, TX|
Surrounded by the Franklin Mountains, El Paso is named for the ancient pass created here by the Rio Grande, "El Paso del Rio del Norte." The handsomely restored railroad station was built in 1904-5. Designed by the Chicago firm of Daniel H. Burnham, which also designed the Washington, D.C., Union Station, The El Paso station is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. West of the station, the sweeping shell to the north surrounds the Civic Auditorium and Theatre.