Trost & Trost

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Henry Charles Trost
Born (1860-03-05)March 5, 1860
Toledo, Ohio
Died September 19, 1933(1933-09-19) (aged 73)
El Paso, Texas
Nationality American
Buildings

O. T. Bassett Tower
El Paso High School
Plaza Hotel
The Paso Del Norte Hotel

Turney Home

Trost & Trost Architects & Engineers, often known as Trost & Trost, was an architecture firm based in El Paso, Texas. The firm's chief designer was Henry Charles Trost, who was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1860. Trost moved from Chicago to Tucson, Arizona in 1899 and to El Paso in 1903. He partnered with Robert Rust until Rust died in 1905.

That year he formed the firm of Trost & Trost with his brother Gustavus Adolphus Trost, who handled mostly the business side of the enterprise and did some design work. Adolphus Gustavus Trost was Gustavus' twin brother; in 1908 he joined the firm as a structural engineer. Between 1903 and Henry Trost's death on September 19, 1933, the firm designed hundreds of buildings in the El Paso area and in other Southwestern cities, including Albuquerque, Phoenix, Tucson, and San Angelo.

Throughout his career Henry Trost demonstrated his ability to work in a variety of styles, including Art Deco, Mission Revival, Prairie, Pueblo Revival, and Bhutanese Dzong architecture, as at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Many of the buildings designed by Trost & Trost display an influence from the Chicago School of architecture, especially the work of Louis Sullivan. Henry Trost had lived in Chicago between 1888 and 1896, and worked as a draftsman for the firm of Adler & Sullivan during that period.[1]

Notable buildings[edit]

  • Steinfeld Mansion (Tucson's First Owls Club), 1898 Tucson, Arizona; Henry C. Trost
  • South Hall, 1898, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona; Henry C. Trost (demolished 1958)
  • Schneider-Healy House, 1900–1902, Tucson, Arizona; Henry Trost
  • Tucson's Second Owls Club, 1902-1903 Tucson, Arizona; Trost & Rust
  • Carnegie Free Library, 1900-1901 Tucson, Arizona; Trost & Trost
  • Scheider-Healy House, 1900–1902, Tucson, Arizona; Henry C. Trost
  • Willard Hotel (Pueblo Hotel and Apartments), 1902–1904, Tucson, Arizona; Henry C. Trost
  • Ronstadt House, 1904, Tucson, Arizona; Trost & Rust
  • Bayless House, 1905, Tucson, Arizona; Trost & Rust
  • Tucson Residence (721 E. University Blvd.), 1905, Tucson, Arizona; Henry C. Trost
  • W.W. Turner residence (now the International Museum of Art), 1906, El Paso, Texas
  • Young Men's Christian Association (demolished in 1961), 1906-1908; El Paso, Texas, Henry C. Trost
  • Henry C. Trost residence, 1908, El Paso, Texas ; Henry C. Trost
  • Goodrich House, 1908, Tucson, Arizona; Henry C. Trost
  • El Paso Country Club , 1908–1909, El Paso, Texas, Henry C. Trost (destroyed by fire in 1916)
  • Caples Building, 1909, El Paso, Texas
  • New Mexico State University campus, 1909, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Abdou Building, 1910, El Paso, Texas
  • Anson Mills Building, 1911, El Paso, Texas
  • Kerr Mercantile Building, 1927, Sanderson, Texas; Henry C. Trost
  • San Angelo City Hall & Auditorium, 1929, San Angelo, Texas
  • Hotel Paso del Norte, 1912, El Paso, Texas; Henry C. Trost
  • Popular Department Store (now 1 Union Fashion Center), 1912, El Paso, Texas
  • White House Department Store (now The Centre), 1912, El Paso, Texas
  • El Paso and Southwestern Railroad Depot 1912 Tucson, Arizona
  • El Paso High School, 1913–1916, El Paso, Texas; Henry C. Trost
  • Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1915; Tucson, Arizona; Trost & Trost
  • El Paso Country Court House, 1915–1916, El Paso, Texas; Henry C. Trost (demolished in 1988)
  • Occidental Life Building, 1917, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • University of Texas at El Paso- Old Main Building, 1917, El Paso, Texas; Henry C. Trost
  • University of Texas at El Paso- Quinn Hall, 1917, El Paso, Texas; Henry C. Trost
  • University of Texas at El Paso- Graham Hall, 1917, El Paso, Texas; Henry C. Trost
  • University of Texas at El Paso- Geology Building, El Paso, Texas, 1917
  • Rosenwald Building, 1920, Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • University of Texas at El Paso- Kelly Hall, 1920–1921, El Paso, Texas; Henry C. Trost
  • First National Bank Building, 1922, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Houston High School, 1922, El Paso, Texas; Henry C. Trost
  • State National Bank Building, 1922, El Paso, Texas; Henry C. Trost
  • Hotel Cortez - Hotel Orndorff, 1922, El Paso, Texas; Henry C. Trost
  • Franciscan Hotel, 1923, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Henry C. Trost (demolished)
  • Loretto Academy, 1922–1936, El Paso, Texas; Gustavus A. Trost
  • Luhrs Building, 1924, Phoenix, Arizona; Henry C. Trost
  • Sunshine Building 1924 in Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • El Paso Community College, 1925, El Paso, Texas; Henry C. Trost
  • Hassayampa Inn, 1927, Prescott, Arizona; Trost & Trost
  • Gadsden Hotel, 1929, Douglas, Arizona
  • Luhrs Tower, 1929, Phoenix, Arizona; Henry C. Trost
  • Hotel Paisano, 1930, Marfa, Texas - Built by Charles Bassett: Gateway hotel chain
  • Plaza Hotel - Plaza Motor Hotel, New Sheldon Hotel, Hilton Hotel amongst other names, 1929, El Paso, Texas; Henry C. Trost
  • O. T. Bassett Tower, 1930, El Paso, Texas; Henry C. Trost
  • Driskill Hotel, 1930 tower addition, Austin, Texas; Henry C. Trost
  • University of Texas at El Paso- Worrell Hall, 1935–1937, El Paso, Texas; Gustavus A. Trost
  • University of Texas at El Paso- Benedict, 1935–1937, El Paso, Texas; Gustavus A. Trost
  • El Paso Country Club repairs (proposed 1920-1922), 1936, El Paso, Texas; Gustavus A. Trost
  • University of Texas at El Paso- Holliday Hall, 1933, El Paso, Texas; Gustavus A. Trost

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Spirit of H.H. Richardson on the Midweat Prairies, ed by Larson and Brown, catalogue for exhibit at University Art Museum, University of Minnesota; Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press, 1988, p.156
  • Edgell, G.H., The American Architecture of Today Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1929
  • Guide to the Architecture of Phoenix, Central Chapter of the American Institute of Architects 1983
  • Information gathered by Lloyd C. & June F. Engelbrecht under a grant from the National Endowment for the humanities for the El Paso Public Library, 1990.
  • The Spirit of H.H. Richardson o the Midweat Prairies, ed. by Larson and Brown, University Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Iowa Stare University Press, Ames,IA, 1988
  • A Photographic History of the University of Arizona 1885-1985 Phyllis Ball. Privately Printed. 1986

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