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F. W. Woolworth Building - Fort Worth, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
N 32° 45.265 W 097° 19.905
14S E 656280 N 3625293
Quick Description: Originally intended to be ten stories, this three story concrete and limestone commercial structure was designed by Wiley G. Clarkson and built by James T. Taylor. It served as the F.W. Woolworth's downtown Ft. Worth store from 1926 until 1990.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/3/2008 7:25:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM3GHJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 49

Long Description:
The F. W. Woolworth building and several other major buildings built in 1926, were the precursors of the most dramatic commercial building boom to ever occur in downtown Fort Worth. This Art Deco, low-rise commercial style building with classical detailing, was designed by Wiley G. Clarkson, a well known regional architect of the 1920's through the 1940's, and was constructed by James T. Taylor, a well known local contractor and owner of the first Portland cement factory in Dallas. This 38,000 square foot building is located at the center of the historic "retail intersection" of downtown, in Sundance Square.
This info from the Texas Historical Commission website (secondary website below). More info here: [link]
Street address:
501 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX United States

County / Borough / Parish: Tarrant County

Year listed: 1994

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event; Clarkson, Wiley G. Architect

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Commerce/Trade; Department Store

Current function: Commerce/Tradel; Specialty Store

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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