Historic Hotels & Motels
Style: Spanish Colonial
photo by Eduardo Martinez
The Baker Hotel was built in 1912 for $30,000 by a pioneer ranch family named Baker. The handsome brick building was reputedly designed by the famed El Paso architect Henry C. Trost. The first floor lobby contained expensive leather furniture and was the meeting place for weathered ranchers and cattle buyers as well as Deming's most powerful citizens. By the 1920s, the hotel was also known as the Cattleman's Hotel because it hosted major cattle sales and auctions. The upper floor hotel rooms are currently closed and vacant, awaiting rehabilitation. Local businesses still enjoy the building's great windows on the ground floor and excellent location in the heart of Deming's downtown commercial district.
120-124 Silver St. | Deming, NM 88030