Architecture in Fort Worth

Downtown Fort Worth

Architecturally Significant Buildings:

Key to building designations:

NR - Listed on The National Register of Historic Places
NRHD - Located within a National Register Historic District
RTHL - Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
SAL - State Archeological Landmark
DD - Demolition Delay within City of Fort Worth
CFW - Designated as a City of Fort Worth Landmark
FWHSE - Highly Significant & Endangered City of Fort Worth Landmark
CFWHD - Located with a City of Fort Worth Historic District
(UC) - Under Construction
(I) - Building Interior Photographs

    Numerics
100 Main Place - 100 Main - 1956; 1982
1612 Summit Ave. - 1987
500 Commerce (formerly GAINSCO Building) - 1924; 1935; 1990
500 W. 7th (formerly NationsBank) - 1961
714 Main (formerly Transport Life Building) - 1920-21; 1960; 1988; 2009 (NR, FWHSE)
777 Main (formerly Carter+Burgess Plaza, UPR Plaza, Continental Plaza) - 1982
7-Eleven Store - 1401 W. 7th St. - 2002
    A
Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church - 116 Elm St. - 1912 (NR, RTHL)
Ashton Depot (formerly Union Depot) - 1501 Jones - 1900 (NR, RTHL, FWHSE)
Ashton Hotel - 610 Main - 1915; restored 2001 (NR, FWHSE)
AT&T Building - 1116 Houston - 1926; 1929; 1949; 1958; 1965; 1971
The Atelier Building - 209 W. 8th - c.1905 (RTHL, DD)

    B
Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House (I) - 1110 Penn - 1899 (NR, RTHL, CFW)
Bank of America Tower - 301 Commerce - 1984; 2017
Barber's Bookstore
- 215 W. 8th - c.1910; c.1935 (DD)
Bass Performance Hall - 4th & Commerce - 1998
Bewley Mills - 1000 Harding - c.1908; 1945; c.1980
Binyon-O'Keefe Storage Co. - 800 Calhoun - 1916-17
Blackstone Courtyard by Marriott Hotel (I) - 601 Main - 1929; 1999 (NR, RTHL, FWHSE)
The Bridal Building - 300 Main Street - 1981
Bryce Building - 909 Throckmorton - 1910 (NR, RTHL)
Burk Burnett Building - 500 Main - 1914; restored 1980; lobby restored in 1984 & 2006 (NR, DD)
Burnett Plaza - 801 Cherry St. - 1983
    C
Caceria Building - 5th & Commerce - 2008
Cantey Hanger Plaza - 600 W. 6th St. - 2008
The Carnegie - 421 W. 3rd St. - 2008
The Cassidy - 407 Throckmorton St. - 2014
Cassidy Corner - E. 1st & Pecan - 2000; 2003
Cash America International - 1600 W. 7th - 1980; 2001
Central Fire Station No. 2 - 1000 Cherry Street - 1930 (CFW)
Century Plaza - 108 W. 8th St. - 1903; 1950
Chase Bank Building (formerly Bank One Building) - 420 Throckmorton - 2002
City National Bank Building - 315 Houston St. - c.1884-85
City Place (formerly Tandy Center) - 100 Throckmorton - 1976; 1978;
City Tower - 1600 Texas St. - 2008
Civil Courts Building - 100 N. Houston St. - 1957-58; 1988 (DEMOLISHED 2013)
The Commerce Building  - 420 Commerce St. - 2013
Conn Building - 310 Main - c.1906; restored 1981 (DD)
Criminal Courts & Jail - 300 W. Belknap - 1962
Criminal Justice Building - 200 W. Belknap - 1918 (RTHL)
Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center - 401 W. Belknap - 1990
    D
Joe Daiches Jewelers - 101-07 Houston - 1910; 1955
The Depot Apartments - 555 Elm St. - 1915; 2005
Domino Building - 311 Main - 1885; reconstructed 1981 (DD)
Dr Pepper Bottling Co. - 1401 Henderson - 1938
    E

Ellison Furniture & Carpet Mattress Factory - 511 E. 5th St. - 1913
Ellison Furniture & Carpet Warehouse/Tindall Square - 505 Pecan - c.1911 (CFW)
Lon Evans Corrections Center - 600 W. Weatherford - 2012
    F
Fakes Building - 406-408 Houston - 1929 (DD)
Fire Station No. 1 - 215 Commerce - 1907; restored 1982 (DD)
Firestone Apartments - 7th & Henderson - 1999
Firestone Service Store - 1001 W. 7th - 1930; restored 1999
First Christian Church - 612 Throckmorton - 1914 (NR, RTHL, CFW)
First Presbyterian Church - 1000 Penn - 1958
First United Methodist Church - 800 W. 5th - 1930
Flatiron Building (I) - 1000 Houston - 1907 (NR, RTHL, FWHSE)
Flying Saucer Canopy - 3rd & Commerce - 2010
Fort Worth Club - 306 W. 7th - 1926 (NR, DD)
Fort Worth Club Tower - 777 Taylor - 1974
Fort Worth Convention Center (I) - 1111 Houston - 1968; 1983; 2002-03
Fort Worth Municipal Building - 200 Texas St. - 1971
Fort Worth Public Library - 1978; 1994
Fort Worth Public Market Building - 1400 Henderson - 1930 (NR, RTHL)
Fort Worth Star-Telegram Building - 400 W. 7th - 1920, 1940, 1948, 1970; restored 2014 (DD)
Fort Worth Water Gardens - Houston & W. 14th - 1974
Fourth St. Methodist Church Vestry - E. 4th & Jones - 1887
Frost Tower - 640 Taylor St. - 2018 (UC)
    G
W.T. Grant Store - 611 Houston - 1939
Greater St. James Baptist Church - 210 Harding - 1913-18 (NR, RTHL, CFW)
    H
HealthSouth Rehabilitation - 1212 W. Lancaster Ave. - 1929; 1958; 1990
The Henderson Apartments - 1000 Henderson St. - 1999
Heritage Park Plaza - Bluff & Houston Streets - 1980 (NR)
Hillside Apartments - 300 Crump - 1997
Hilton Fort Worth Hotel - 815 Main - 1921; restored 1981 (NR, RTHL)
Historic Electric Building - 410 W. 7th - 1929-30 (NR, CFW)
Hogan Office Building - 901 Houston - 1900; 1910; 1937; 2014 (RTHL, DD)

Houston Place Lofts - 910 Houston Street - 1906, 1918 (CFW)
Houston Street Bar & Patio - 902 Houston - c.1909
Hunt-Hawes Grocer/Alarm Supply Building (I) - 508 E. 7th - c.1900
Hunter Plaza - 601 W. 1st St. - 1951 (NR)
    I
Intermodal Transportation Center - 9th & Jones - 2002
    J
Jarvis Building - 506-08 Main - c.1884 (DD)
    K
King Candy Co. - 813 E. 9th - c.1900
Knights of Pythias Castle Hall - 315 Main - 1901 (NR, RTHL, DD)
Knights of Pythias Club Building - 108 E. 3rd St. - 1920 (DD)
Knights of Pythias Hall - 900 E. 2nd St. - 1925 (FWHSE)
Kress Building - 604 Main - 1936 (NR, CFW)
    L
Land Title Block - 111 E. 4th - 1889 (RTHL, CFW)
Landmark Tower - 200 W. 7th - 1957 (DEMOLISHED MARCH 18, 2006)
Le Bijou - 709 Jones St. - 2007
Legal Aid of Northwest Texas - 600 E. Weatherford St. - 2008
Lexington Place - 101 Lexington - 1984
Lincoln Park at Trinity Bluff - 520 Samuels Ave. - 2010
Lone Star Gas (I) - 908 Monroe - 1929 (CFW)
    M
Maddox-Muse Center - 308 E. 4th - 1913; 1926; 1999
Mallick Tower - 101 Summit Ave. - 1968; 2001
A.D. Marshall Public Safety and Courts Building - 1000 Throckmorton - 1938
The Masonic Center - 1100 Henderson - 1931 (RTHL)
Montgomery Ward/Tindall Storage Building (I) - 801 Grove - c.1911 (NR, FWHSE)
Morning Chapel C.M.E. Church - 903 E. 3rd - 1938; 1958 (NR)
Morris Building - 308 Main - c.1906 (DD)
Mt. Gilead Baptist Church - 600 Grove - 1912
Municipal Parking Garage - 1200 Houston St. - 2009
Mural Building - 400 Main - c.1902 (CFW)
    N
Charles E. Nash Elementary School - 401 Samuels Ave. - 1927; 1936 (CFW)
Nash Hardware Co.
- 401 E. 8th - 1910
The Neil P. at Burnett Park - 411 W. 7th - 1921 (NR, RTHL, DD)
    O
Odd Fellows Lodge - 415 E. 6th - 1925 (RTHL)
Oil & Gas Building - 309 W. 7th - 1954 (DD)
Old Southwestern Cattle Raisers Assoc. - 410 E. Weatherford - 1930 (RTHL)
Omni Fort Worth Hotel - 1400 Houston St. - 2009
Oncor Building - 115 W. 7th - 1952
   
P
Packard Automobile Dealership - 1204 W. 7th - c.1925 
Palace Theater Block - 3rd & Commerce - 1996
The Palisades - 700 E. Bluff St. - 2007
Pecan Place Condominiums - E. 1st & Pecan - 2003
Pecan Place Townhomes - 704 E. 1st St. - 2006
Peters Bros. Hats - 909 Houston - 1917 (DD)
Petroleum Building - 210 W. 6th -1927; restored 2004 (NR, DD)
Pier 1 Imports Building - 100 Energy Way - 2004
Pinnacle Bank Place - 250 W. Lancaster - 2016
Plaza Hotel - 301 Main - 1908 (DD)
Pollack-Capps House - 1120 Penn - 1899 (NR, RTHL, CFW)
The Professional Building - 900 Monroe - 1920; 1946
    Q
   R

Reata at Sundance Square - 312 Houston - 1884 & 1887, 1983, 2002
Red Goose Shoes - 306 Houston - c.1903 (CFW)
Renaissance Worthington Hotel - 200 Main Street - 1981
Sid Richardson Museum - 309 Main - c.1885; reconstructed 1981
River Tower - 1600 Texas St. - 2017 (UC)
    S
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church - 901 Lamar - 1909-12
St. Ignatius Academy - 1206 Throckmorton - 1888-89 (NR, RTHL)
St. Patrick Cathedral - 1206 Throckmorton - 1888-92 (NR, RTHL)
St. Patrick Cathedral Rectory - 1206 Throckmorton - 1908; 1972; restoration 2009 (NR)
St. Patrick Pastoral Center - 1300 Throckmorton - 2011
St. Paul Lutheran Church - 1800 West Freeway - 1954
Sanger Building - 410 Houston - 1929 (NR, DD)
Santa Fe Freight Station - 1401 Jones - 1938 (FWHSE)
Service Life Garage - 800 Block of Throckmorton St. - 1951
Shamrock Building - 515 Main - c.1900
Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel & Spa - 1701 Commerce - 1974; 1980; 2008
Bob R. Simpson Building - 711 Houston - 1910; 1926; 1967; restoration 2005 (NR, DD)
Sinclair Building (I) - 512 Main - 1930 (NR, RTHL, CFW)
STS Tower (formerly Color Tile Building) 515 Houston - 1925 (NR, DD)
Star-Telegram Building (formerly the Commerce Building) - 307 W. 7th - 1930 (DD)
Storefronts - 301- 311 Houston - 1981
Sundance Square Plaza - 400 Block of Main St. - 2013
Sundance West - 333 Throckmorton - 1991
James W. Swayne House - 1319 Ballinger - c.1899
    T
Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus (formerly RadioShack) - 300 Trinity Campus Cir. - 2004/2005
Tarrant County College Trinity River East Campus - 200 Block E. Weatherford St. - 2011
Tarrant County Corrections Center - 101 N. Lamar - 1990
Tarrant County Courthouse (I) - 100 W. Weatherford - 1895; 1983; 2012; 2015 (NR, RTHL, SAL)
Tarrant County Family Law Center - 200 E. Weatherford - 2004
Tarrant County Plaza (formerly Charles D. Tandy Technology Center) - 200 Taylor - 1992
Texas & Pacific Railway Terminal (I) - 221 W. Lancaster Av. - 1931 (NR, RTHL)
Texas & Pacific Warehouse - W. Lancaster & Jennings - 1931 (NR, RTHL, FWHSE)
Thompson's Bookstore - 900 Houston - c.1910 (DD)
The Tower (formerly the Bank One Tower) - 500 Throckmorton - 1974; 2005
TownePlace Suites by Marriott - 805 E. Belknap St. - 2010
Trinity District Urban Apartments - 432 Samuels Ave. - 2014
Trinity Bluff Urban Apartments - 701 E. Bluff St. - 2006
Trinity Terrace - 1600 Texas - 1982
Trust Building - SW corner 3rd & Houston - 2014
    U
U.S. Courthouse - 501 W. 10th - 1933 (NR)
U.S. Post Office - 251 W. Lancaster - 1933 (NR, RTHL)
    V
Tom Vandergriff Civil Courts Building - 100 N. Calhoun St. - 2015 (UC)
The Versailles - 409 N. Henderson St. - 2005
Villa de Leon - 501 Samuels Ave. - 2008
Virtuoso Building - 505 Main St. - 1996
    W
W.T. Waggoner Building (I) - 810 Houston - 1919-20 (NR, DD)
Water Gardens Place - 100 E. 15th - 1925; remodeled 1983
Weber Building - 302 Main Street - c.1885 (DD)
Wells Fargo Tower (formerly Chase Texas Tower) - 201 Main - 1982
The Westbrook - 425 Houston St. - 2013
Western Union Building - 314 Main - 1930-31 (DD)
Westview Townhomes - 950 Henderson St. - 2007
West 7th Street Bridge - 1700-2100 West 7th St. - 2013
Whitley Penn Building - 7th & Summit - 2006
Winfield Place - SW corner of Calhoun & 8th - 1919; 1981
Winfree Building - 608 Main - 1890, 1974; restored 2001 (NR, FWHSE)
Woolworth Building - 501 Houston - 1926 (NR, CFW)
    X
    Y

Y.M.C.A. - 512 Lamar - 1924-25
Y.W.C.A. (I) - 512 W. 4th - 1928; 1999 (NR, RTHL, CFW)
    Z
 


Up until the early 1970's, Downtown Fort Worth was a bustling place, primarily serving the markets of West Texas.  After the construction of suburban shopping malls, the CBD began a decline.  It was most noticeable during the decade of the 1970's when many of the downtown department stores closed and much of the downtown retail relocated to the suburbs.  During the decade of the 1980's, this decline was turned around by the construction of new office buildings and restoration of several older skyscrapers.

Since then, Downtown Fort Worth has become a model for downtown redevelopment.   Construction has been steady since the four largest office towers were opened in the early 1980's.  In addition to the new construction, many older buildings have either been restored for office use, or converted into residential properties.

The area included in Downtown is bounded by the Trinity River on the north and west, I-35 W on the east, and I-30 on the south