Architecture in Fort Worth

R. Vickery School

1905 E. Vickery Blvd. - 1909-10; 1936-37

 

This school was built for the Glenwood neighborhood in 1910. It was designed by Waller, Shaw, & Field. The firm was also responsible for the Master Plan of the Texas Christian University campus and for Alexander Hogg School and the original building of the I.M. Terrell Elementary School. The main portion of the building is two stories on a raised and rusticated basement. The building is constructed out of buff brick. The front of the building features three classrooms separated by two stairwells. The entrances are located at the stairwell bays and they feature small flat-roofed porches. The end bays of the building feature small windows only at the corridors. Some brick detail work is present on the walls adjacent to the end classrooms. A one-story wing on the east side of the building was designed by Wyatt C. Hedrick and was completed in 1937. This wing housed additional classrooms and an auditorium. This addition was complimentary to the original building. A one-story metal building addition was constructed in the mid-1960's to the rear of the building. In the 1980's, the school was closed and in recent times, part of the building was used as a night club. The brick on the basement and first floor were painted at that time. The night club closed and the building has been vacant for quite some time.