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Mountain House
Flagstaff, Arizona


Description: Mountain House
Other Names: Alpine Village
Address: Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona
Type: hotel
Original Client: Flagstaff Hotel Development Company
Date: 1916
Condition: not built

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: 3 1/2 stories, Tudor style apartment or hotel building. Budget/Cost:

Foundation: unknown
Wall Materials: plaster with wood battens
Roofing Materials: shingle
Other Materials Used:

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 531, photograph of a rendering

Bibliography: 1) The Coconino Sun, May 26, 1916 page 7 ‘Form Stock Company to Build a Big Flagstaff Hotel
2) The Conconino Sun, June 23, 1916 page 1 ‘Great Hotel Now Assured Flagstaff’
3) The Conconino Sun, September 8, 1916 page 1 ‘ New Hotel Company Contracts with Architects For Hotel Plans’


In 1916, the plans for a new big Flagstaff hotel were placed in the hands of Trost & Trost, at a meeting with the directors of the Flagstaff Hotel Development Company. Architect Eisentraut, the Arizona representative of the firm, met with the directors.

Several weeks prior to the meeting Henry Trost had traveled to Flagstaff to get a view of the location in order to submit plans to suit the locality. Henry believed that the hotel building would be a paying proposition for Flagstaff and he agreed to take a liberal amount of the stock from the Flagstaff Hotel Development Company if the building was built.

No records could be found if the Mountain House was ever built by the plans submitted by Trost & Trost or any other architect.

Prepared for the El Paso Public Library by Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990.