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Former City Hall - Ft. Worth, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 32° 45.017 W 097° 19.837
14S E 656393 N 3624837
Quick Description: This Classical Moderne Building was designed by Wyatt C. Hedrick and was built as a part of the Works Progress Administration.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/11/2019 3:00:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM113VN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Geojeepsters
Views: 0

Long Description:
Living New Deal

"The old Fort Worth City Hall (now used as the Public Safety and Courts Building) was constructed by the PWA in 1938.

Fort Worth, like many other communities, utilized federal relief funds to upgrade its civic infrastructure during the Depression. In the case of the 1938 City Hall, the Public Works Administration (PWA) provided approximately forty-five per cent of the $500,000 construction cost, and the balance was funded by a city bond issue. The 1893 Victorian city hall was demolished so that the site could be used for this building, and construction began in December 1937.

The Classical or “PWA” Moderne building is four stories tall with a full basement and sub-basement. In the words of Walter A. Koons, regional counsel for the PWA who spoke at the dedication, it is ‘sturdy, unpretentious, yet impressive.'"

Project type: Government building (non-park)

Date built or created: 1938

Location: Fort Worth, Texas City Hall (Former)

City: Fort Worth

Condition: Good upkeep with a little wear and tear

Website for additional information: [Web Link]

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