Architecture in Fort Worth

Arlington Heights Public School

5300 Pershing Ave. - c.1896-97; 1908; 1929; 1939; 1950

 

This school was the first school house constructed in the Arlington Heights Subdivision.  It was originally constructed as a one room schoolhouse, but was expanded soon after construction.  Records indicate that William Cameron constructed several of the additions to the building.  The building is red brick with a hipped roof.  In 1909, the larger Arlington Heights School was constructed at the intersection of El Campo and Camp Bowie Blvd.  When that school opened, this building was sold to a private owner to be used as rental property.  For many years, it was used as a rent house, and has been expanded and altered many times, even as a house.  In recent years, the building has housed a business, but it appears vacant at this time.