This school was originally constructed to serve the 7th and 8th grades. It was designed by Marion J. Waller of Fort Worth and is similar to the Fort Worth High School building, constructed nearby. Waller was also the architect for that school. Innis-Graham Construction Company built both buildings. Waller also designed the first three buildings on the Texas Christian University Campus. The school was named after the city's first superintendent. The building is "I" shaped, and it sits on a raised basement of rusticated concrete. The field brick for the building is yellow in color, but the trim, rusticated quoins, pilasters, and the parapet are brown brick. The cornice of the building is dentiled. There is also cast egg and dart moulding and medallions that sit on each side of the name of the school on the parapet of the building. Over the course of time, this building and the Fort Worth High School never received additions that altered the exterior. The building was closed as a public school in 1968, but continued to operate under the FWISD as an adult education building for several more years. In 2001, Fort Worth Architects Gideon Toal converted the building and the neighboring Fort Worth High School into apartments. At the same time, a new third apartment building was constructed on the combined site of the schools. That apartment development is called the Homes of Parker Commons.