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Petroleum Building Owls -- Fort Worth TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 32° 45.158 W 097° 19.912
14S E 656272 N 3625095
Quick Description: Fort Worth's landmark Petroleum Building at the corner of 6th and Throckmorton is decorated with a multitude of beautiful relief owls
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 6/30/2015 1:30:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMP4PE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:
Blasterz love owls, especially Younger Sister Blaster, who is absolutely owl crazy. So when we saw these beautiful relief owls on the columns around the Petroleum Building, of course we had to waymark them.

From the Architecture in Fort Worth website: (visit link)

"Petroleum Building

210 W. 6th Street - 1927; remodeled 1969; restored 2004

Formerly:
Rattikin Title Building
Executive Plaza
Finevest Building
Shick Building
Life of America Building
Petroleum Building

This 14 story building was designed by Wyatt C. Hedrick and it features some Art Deco elements. Originally named the Petroleum Building, the building has undergone several name changes throughout its history. The Bank of Commerce occupied the building until they moved down the street. After they moved, Rattikin Title Company occupied the ground floor for many years. The base of the building was altered slightly and the parapet ornamentation was removed in 1969. In late 2004, XTO Energy purchased the building and has now changed the name back to the first name, the Petroleum Building. XTO moved their employees into the building and have restored the base of the structure to its original appearance."

The waymarked owl is located at the corner of 6th and Throckmorton across from the First Christian Church, but for the purposes of logging this waymark, any photo of an owl will do.
Your impression of the sculpture?:

Date Sculpture was opened for vewing?: 1/1/1927

Website for sculpture?: [Web Link]

Where is this sculpture?:
210 W 6th St
Fort Worth, TX


Sculptors Name: unknown

Visit Instructions:
1. Provide a tasteful picture of the sculpture, with another point of view from the original(no pictures of GPSr or yourself).

2. Provide your thoughts on the sculpture and your impression of it.

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