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Really interesting

I had heard a little about the military base and less about the murals by Italian prisoners... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
noplacetogo
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Texas
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Fascinating look into WWII POW barracks

I won't go into detail about the facility; others have already done that more than adequately. I... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2016
NadgunnaTaiket
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Dallas, Texas
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Apr 18, 2018
“Really interesting ”
Sep 11, 2018
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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.
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Marfa, TX
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 September 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...More

4  Thank casgarcia11
casgarcia11, Manager at Fort D. A. Russell, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2012

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

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We visited Building 98 and toured the exhibit. Then we went Chinati Foundation which is housed at the Fort. We toured the Donald Judd Outdoor exhibit. We also visited his aluminum works which are housed in two converted artillery sheds. If you go to Marfa...More

2  Thank WestTexasTown
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

I'm glad everybody else has "loved" it so far...……. wish I could say the same, however it was closed at 2 pm on a Wednesday. Apparently you have to make an appointment, to go inside and take a tour, like a VIP, or a Billionaire,...More

1  Thank robby1029tx
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

I had heard a little about the military base and less about the murals by Italian prisoners. Nestled among Chinati Foundation properties and not a lot of signage available, a visit is certainly worthwhile. Our guide was informative and patient with our questions. Some of...More

2  Thank noplacetogo
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Building 98 is a museum...wait, an art gallery...could be a WWII barracks...but part of it was Mrs. Roosevelt's bedroom. It was all these things and more. it's truly "Marfa-esque". Most interesting to us were the murals painted by two German POWs during the time they...More

1  Thank virginiatraveler9
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We loved this place. We spent two hours walking around and talking with our guide Barry. Does it take 2 hours? No, but we so enjoyed our time. Great WWI and WWII connection. Don't miss seeing the bar, the murals, and Mrs. Roosevelt's re-designed bedroom...More

2  Thank MicksterMom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is an interesting insight into "old" Marfa from the WW II days. Make sure Mona gives you that grand tour - she is loaded with a thousand interesting tidbits regarding this building and Marfa's history.

1  Thank TravelsWithStephen
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I won't go into detail about the facility; others have already done that more than adequately. I would only add that for our visit (not sure if this is standard as others haven't mentioned it), but the onsite caretaker herself gave us the full tour....More

1  Thank NadgunnaTaiket
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Don't miss this. This small housing unit for Army officers holds stories of soldiers who chased Pancho Villa and took orders from a young officer who later became General Patton. Liberated Nazi's, brought from the North African theatre were brought all the way back to...More

1  Thank Danny H
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We visited Building 98 and toured the exhibit. Then we went Chinati Foundation which is housed at the Fort. We toured the Donald Judd Outdoor exhibit. We also visited his aluminum works which are housed in two converted artillery sheds. If you go to Marfa...More

2  Thank WestTexasTown
Reviewed 15 March 2015

This is a complex that has been a part of Fort D.A. Russell and housed the officer’s club. In World War II it housed prisoners of war of the African army of Rommel. In a couple of rooms two of them (R. Hampel and Hans...More

3  Thank Jacqueline07_69
Reviewed 10 October 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...More

4  Thank WeirdHarold
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