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Fort D. A. Russell

Marfa, TX
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Ranked #7 of 11 Attractions in Marfa
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A former U.S. Cavalry post called Camp Marfa which was the bachelor officers quarters and party house of Fort D.A. Russell from the late 1800s to the... more » Owner description: A former U.S. Cavalry post called Camp Marfa which was the bachelor officers quarters and party house of Fort D.A. Russell from the late 1800s to the end of World War 2. « less
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Santa Fe, NM
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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We visited Building 98 for the opening of an exhibit titled “Degrees of Separation”, an international collaboration. Four each photographers, artists and writers from Louisiana, four of each from France, were selected to contribute, and to interact with and respond to each others' works. It's hard to describe but well worth seeing. (Full disclosure: our daughter is one of the... More

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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Stopped by building 98 before the chinati foundation and found that the courtyard was filled with tents. The bulding was being used to house transient artists, A few of whom were smoking dope (also baking) in a windowless van parked out front. Most were nice people but one guy was very irritated that we were intruding on his historic building/campsite... More

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Medellin, Colombia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The place is tranquil and interesting. Wifi, kitchen & laundry is available to guests. Proprietor is friendly and informative of the history & highlights of the building and Marfa. Very clean and comfortable in all seasons. Walking or biking distance to all of Marfa.

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Austin, TX
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

The only known instance of murals by German POWs during WWII. Very interesting.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

On a recent road trip across West Texas, I stopped at Marfa for the night. Of course, the Chinati Foundation was at the top of my list to visit, but we stayed at the Arcon Inn and met Mona. She offered to open her foundation building, Building 98, that was the officer's club during WWII. This was really a highlight... More

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2010

Building 98 is part of Fort DA Russell where German prisoners of war were held during World War 2. The building (12,000 sq ft) was the original Bachelor Officer's quarters at Fort DA Russell. The building contains two large rooms that are decorated with mural depicting the landscapes and scenes of West Texas and were painted by two German prisoners... More

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casgarcia11, Manager at Fort D. A. Russell, responded to this review

Building 98 is not run by the Chinati Foundation. It is managed by the owners of Building 98 More

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