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Born in Toledo, Ohio, Henry Charles Trost (1860-1933) was an architect who designed hundreds of buildings and residences in El Paso, Albuquerque, Tucson, and other southwestern cities. In 1905, Henry Trost established the Trost and Trost architectural firm in El Paso with his brother, Gustavus Adolphus Trost, also an architect. In 1908 Gustavus’s twin brother, Adolphus Gustavus Trost, joined the firm and worked as a structural engineer. The Trost and Trost Architects collection dates 1911 – 2013, bulk 1926 – 1985. The collection is arranged chronologically. Types of records include correspondence, floor plans, clippings, articles, photographs, notes, historic preservation project plans, and other printed material. These records help document the history and renovation of the Hotel Cortez in El Paso. They also provide information about Henry Trost and the Trost and Trost architectural firm.