Architecture in Fort Worth

Foch Street Warehouses

821-1079 Foch St. - 1948-49; 1951; renovations - 2002; 2006; 2012

 

Fort Worth's Leonard Family started construction on the first two buildings in 1946 and 1947 and they were completed in 1948-49.  These buildings featured concrete columns and walls with concrete double T's for the roof structure.  When completed, the buildings were sprinkled for fire protection.   Buildings 1 and 2 were constructed in a linear fashion along Foch Street.  Between 1950 and 1952, a smaller third building was constructed in two phases behind the second.  Tenants, over the years have included many Fort Worth-based companies including: Leonard’s Farm & Ranch Store, Williamson Dickie Manufacturing, Montgomery Ward & Co, Tandy Mart, Tandy Crafts, Tandy Leather, Merribee Needlecraft, Radio Shack, Bombay Company, and GST Manufacturing (formerly Clemens Sheet Metal).

Building 1, was renovated in 2002 and it features 70,000 square feet of lease space.  The concrete walls along Foch were removed and a recessed walkway was constructed behind the building's facade with aluminum and glass storefronts.  Awnings were placed on the facade.  At the current time, an eclectic mix of tenants are in this building.  The most notable are La Famila Mexican Restaurant and Colonel's Bicycles.

Building 3, consisting of only 14,000 square feet was renovated in 2006.  This was built as a peanut processing and storage warehouse along the rail spur that ran between the buildings.  The southern portion curves to follow what was the rail spur.  Chimy's Cerveceria occupies the northern end of the building with an outdoor patio.  Chimy's is located where the drive between Buildings 1 and 2 allow for visibility of the restaurant's neon sign.

Building 2, the longtime home of GST Manufacturing, was renovated in 2012.  In order to provide more parking and better visibility, portions of this warehouse were demolished to provide the current layout of the lease spaces.  This building is 53,000 square feet with Reservoir Bar/Patio/Kitchen and iProspect as the main tenants.

 

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Building 1
Foch Street Warehouses Bldg. 1

Building 2
Foch Street Warehouses Bldg. 2