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Henry C. Trost

 
 
Henry C. Trost Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 20, 2013
1. Henry C. Trost Marker
Inscription. Henry C. Trost was one of the most prolific architects of the American Southwest. His history is closely tied to that of his chosen base of operation, El Paso. Ohio native Trost was strongly influenced by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as by the Mission Revival style. Using those influences, Trost developed his own architectural style to reflect the southwest climate, designing many early 20th-century El Paso landmarks, including Hotel Cortez, El Paso High School, Paso del Norte Hotel and Bassett Tower. Trost died in 1933. The firm he founded with his brothers continued until the 1950s.
 
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13150.)
 
Location. 31° 46.443′ N, 106° 26.576′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker can be reached from Alameda Avenue (State Highway 20) north of North Washington Street. Touch for map. The marker is located graveside, section Z, lot 92, space 4, in the Evergreen Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4301 Alameda Avenue, El Paso TX 79905, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victoriano Huerta (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Urbici Soler
Wide view of the Henry C. Trost Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 20, 2013
2. Wide view of the Henry C. Trost Marker
Located in the Evergreen Cemetery at his grave site
(about 300 feet away); Site of Camp Concordia and Fort Bliss (about 800 feet away); The Mormon Plot in Concordia Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); John Wesley Hardin (approx. half a mile away); Concordia Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Bliss Buffalo Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Paso.
 
More about this marker. The Texas Historical Commission has a type of marker specifically for cemeteries. They are mounted flush to the ground on a concrete base for the existing gravestone.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Henry C. Trost Historical Organization -- Architects & Engineers, El Paso, Texas. "He was one who let himself be known by his works, rather than his words, one who made a valid and lasting contribution to the development of this great region.
Hotel Cortez (now Cortez Building) (1922) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 19, 2013
3. Hotel Cortez (now Cortez Building) (1922)
Looking across San Jacinto Plaza at the El Paso skyline dotted with Trost-designed buildings, also notable are the O.T. Bassett Tower (1930) and Roberts-Banner Building (1910).
His was a life of purpose and achievement, and he leaves the Southwest richer for his having lived and worked in it."
-- El Paso Times 1933 (Submitted on August 31, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Trost, Henry Charles | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association. (Submitted on August 31, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. Henry Trost's Architectural Legacy Lives On 20 (2001) - Borderlands - Library Research Guides. El Paso High School, Loretto Academy, Hotel Paso del Norte, Bassett Tower, Mills Building, La Tuna Federal Correctional Institute, schools, skyscrapers, prisons. Architect Henry C. Trost designed them all, in addition to hundreds of private residences, putting his own imprint on El Paso. Many of his buildings are still in use and they are still pleasing to the eye. (Submitted on August 31, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 576 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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