West Texas Talk:
Trost Society’s Executive Director Malissa Arras

Malissa Arras, executive director of the Texas Trost Society, discusses architect Henry Trost’s legacy in the American Southwest and its importance to El Paso. The organization’s mission is to promote Trost’s work and educate the public about the architectural patrimony of the region.

In the Big Bend, Trost designed The Hotel Paisano in Marfa, Gage Hotel in Marathon, Hotel El Capitan in Van Horn, and The Holland Hotel in Alpine.

The Trost Society will be in Marathon on Saturday, August 5 for The Gage Hotel’s 90th Anniversary Celebration.

About Diana Nguyen

Diana Nguyen produces the interview program West Texas Talk. She is particularly interested in exploring the intersection of range life, high-brow art, and the vast oil fields of West Texas.

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