Flatiron Building - Ft. Worth, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 32° 45.058 W 097° 19.797
14S E 656455 N 3624913
Quick Description: An interesting detail on this building is the belt course featuring panther heads.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/10/2019 5:21:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM113NW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 1

Long Description:
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"The Flatiron Building in Fort Worth is a commercial building constructed of reinforced concrete over a steel frame and faced with brick. It is Fort Worth's version of the large Flatiron buildings found in New York and Chicago, and was built by the firm Sanguinet and Staats for a well-known Texas doctor, Bacon Saunders."

Historical Marker:

Known in early 1900s as the tallest building in North Texas. Erected 1907 for the renowned Dr. Bacon Saunders, Dean of City Medical College; Chief Surgeon, nine railroads; acclaimed as a pioneer of medicine in Texas. Designed by firm of Sanguinet and Staats, distinguished Fort Worth architects. Of reinforced concrete over steel frame, this Renaissance Revival structure was inspired by the wedge-shaped Flatiron Building in New York.

Artist: Sanguinet and Staats - Architects

1000 Houston Street / Fort Worth, TX 76102

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