Henry Charles Trost

Died aged c. 73

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Commemorated on 6 plaques

Texas Historical Marker #03387

Mills Building. This structure stands on the site of the 1827 Jose Maria Ponce de Leon Ranch. Anson Mills (1834-1924), who came to El Paso in 1858, acquired part interest in the property in 1859. Mills served as district surveyor until 1860. At the start of the Civil War, the Indiana-born Mills left El Paso and joined the Union Army. He remained in the army after the war and attained the rank of Brigadier General before he retired. Mills maintained his business interests in El Paso and for a time was stationed at Fort Bliss. In 1883 Mills and Judge J. F. Crosby erected the Grand Central Hotel at this location. Fire destroyed the hotel in 1896. Three years later Mills bought his partner's interest and began construction of a two-story hotel and mercantile building here. He razed that edifice in 1906 to erect this larger office facility. A 12-story reinforced concrete structure, the Mills Building was begun in 1909 and completed in 1915. The plans were drawn by well-known El Paso architects Henry C. and Gustavus Adolphus Trost, who designed numerous structures in the Southwest. Before it was extensively remodeled, the Mills Building exemplified the Sullivanesque commercial style. The Mills family owned the property until 1965. (1979) #3387

303 N. Oregon St., El Paso, TX, United States where they was the architect of the building

Texas Historical Marker #04711

Singer Building. Completed in 1928 for the Singer company, this Spanish colonial revival style structure was designed by noted El Paso architect Henry Trost. For more than 50 years the ground floor served as Singer's Retail Store, while the second story was occupied by a school for seamstresses. Constructed of reinforced concrete, the building features a corner tower with red tile roof, iron grillwork, and the Singer crest above the eastern upper-story window. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983 #4711

211 Texas St., El Paso, TX, United States where they was the architect of the building

Texas Historical Marker #05151

Sunset Heights. Originally platted as Satterthwaite's addition to the city of El Paso, Sunset Heights was one of the first planned residential subdivisions in the country. New York native J. Fisher Satterthwaite developed the area, which was named in a newspaper contest. Construction began in 1884 and continued until 1920. A central, diamond-shaped park was the terminus for an electric trolley which ran into the central business district. Recognized as the elite section of town, Sunset Heights offered spectacular views of the Rio Grande and Mexico, and boasted extensive landscaping. It was home to a diverse ethnic population, including wealthy former citizens of Mexico, prominent anglo-Americans, and many Jewish families. A number of homes in the district were designed by noted El Paso architect Henry C. Trost (1860-1933), including his own residence at 1013 W. Yandell. The works of other prominent local architects are also represented here. Most homes here are of brick construction, two to three stories in height. An adobe house at the corner of Prospect Street and Lawton Avenue is the only remaining example of its type in the neighborhood. Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986 #5151

?, El Paso, TX, United States where they lived

Texas Historical Marker #05572

Turner Home. Dr. S. T. Turner (1856-1945), who moved to El Paso in 1889 as a contract physician for the Southern Pacific Railroad, became an influential medical leader on the local and state levels. In 1910 he had this colonial revival residence built. Constructed by H. T. Ponsford, it is believed to have been designed by the noted El Paso architect Henry C. Trost. Since 1946 it has housed offices of the El Paso County Medical Society, of which Dr. Turner had been an active member. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982 #5572

1301 Montana Ave., El Paso, TX, United States where they was the architect of the building

Texas Historical Marker #12881

Hotel Cortez. Hotel Cortez Alzina DeGroff bought the Vendome Hotel at this site in 1899, renaming it hotel Orndorff after her first husband. Noted architect Henry C. Trost designed a new building for her, which opened in 1926. Renamed Hotel Cortez in 1935, this brick structure reflects a Spanish eclectic style, featuring prominent cast-relief, terra cotta detailing with busts of conquistadors. Guests included President John F. Kennedy, who stayed here in 1963. The hotel closed in 1970. It was converted into offices in 1984, and the first and 10th floors were historically restored. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2002 #12881

310 N. Mesa, El Paso, TX, United States where they was the architect of the building

Texas Historical Marker #13150

Henry C. Trost. Henry C. Trost 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. Recorded - 2003 #13150

4301 Alameda Ave, El Paso, TX, United States where they was