Allen Marshall McCabe House - Trost Society

Allen Marshall McCabe House

Hotel Paso Del Norte

Allen Marshall McCabe House

The McCabe House in Marfa, Texas is a Spanish styled L-shaped structure, erected in 1919 or 1925 (differing sources) and designed by Trost & Trost. We have not found primary documentation that the home was designed by Trost, however researchers Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht interviewed Dorothy McCabe and Cecelia Thompson in April of 1988. Ms. McCabe may be a descendent of the original owner(s) or may be one of the original owners. According to them, an individual who was “a small man, and very polite” spoke with them, stating the home was designed by the El Paso firm. It is speculated that the man may have been George Trost, a member of the firm and the nephew of Gustavus and Henry Trost. Additionally, according to the researchers, the architectural drawings are in the homeowner’s posession. Please see

The Spanish design of this home is very reminiscent of a few El Paso Spanish designs from the firm.

Photograph is a Google Earth Street View, accessed 11/16/2021. Special thanks to Trulia dot com for confirming the address and location.

— Mark Stone

Additional Details

Other Names: Garry Roger’s house; Judge Alex R. Gonzalez house
Type: Domestic
Construction Date: Jan 1, 1925
Condition: Extant