500 E. San Antonio
The County Courthouse Mural
El Paso County commissioned celebrated artist Carlos Callejo to produce a mural in the atrium of the County Courthouse. "Our History" (1995) spans three walls beneath the glass ceiling of our modern building. Fascinated visitors at the County Courthouse can spend hours viewing Callejo's interpretation of the historical experience of our community. We invite you to do the same on this website.
Before painting, Callejo researched the historical and cultural concepts of El Paso County. His investigation enabled him to create an aesthetic blend of the past, present, and future. Over 50 characters and scenes are depicted with vivid colors and dynamic movement. Essays and detailed photographs of each element can be viewed on this website by using the index or the parts where you may click on the virtual tour.
We encourage you to research other websites, read books, answer critical thinking questions, or engage in activities on elements of El Paso County history that inspires you. Also, we invite you to visit the mural at 500 San Antonio in downtown El Paso, Texas.