Sunset Heights Neighborhood
Sunset Heights NeighborhoodRoughly bounded by West Schuster Ave., North Oregon St., and I-10
El Paso, TX 79902
Established before the turn of the 20th century, Sunset Heights became popular amongst wealthy refugees fleeing the 10-year long Mexican Revolution—notable revolutionary general Francisco "Pancho" Villa even resided in the neighborhood for several years.
The El Paso County Historical Society hosts an annual fall tour of neighborhood homes and landmarks. Storied homes abound, such as the Trost-designed Mission Revival-style home of former mayor Joseph Williams, located at 323 W. Rio Grande Ave. Williams’ home hosted a heated meeting between Villa and U.S. Gen. Hugh Scott in 1915. Villa's 1916 attack on Columbus, New Mexico, is said to have been a result of that meeting.