Architecture in Fort Worth


Central Fire Station No. 2

1000 Cherry Street - 1930 (CFW)


Herman Paul Koeppe of Wyatt C. Hedrick's office designed this facility which is actually two separate buildings. The larger building is the station itself, and the smaller building is a Fire Alarm Signal Station. These buildings are good examples of the Zigzag Moderne Style of the Art Deco era. One notable feature of the building is a 70 foot high siren tower located to the rear of the Fire Station. The tower looks like a miniature version of the Will Rogers Pioneer Tower, designed by Koeppe a few years later.  As with many Zigzag Moderne buildings, the fire station uses ornate brick work to carry out the design. The building is still used by the Fort Worth Fire Department as the Central Station. The Alarm Signal Station also houses various offices for the City of Fort Worth.  R.F. Ball was the General Contractor for the building.