Flatiron Building

1000 Houston St. - 1907

  • Flatiron Building from 9th & Houston
    Flatiron Building from 9th & Houston
  • Flatiron Building from the West
    Flatiron Building from the West
  • Base of Flatiron Building
    Base of Flatiron Building
  • Flatiron Building Detail
    Flatiron Building Detail
  • Flatiron Building Panther Head
    Flatiron Building Panther Head

Historic Designations:

National Register of Historic Places
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
City of FW Highly Significant Endangered Landmark


This structure, one of the signature buildings of Fort Worth, was designed by Sanguinet & Staats. It was modeled after the Flatiron Building in New York (1902). Our Flatiron Building was one of the first steel framed buildings in Fort Worth and was one of the tallest commercial buildings in North Texas in the early 1900's. Originally designed with 10 stories, three floors were cut from the building due to budgetary constraints. The following is an ironic situation. The man that Fort Worth is named after is buried on a small island of land at the intersection of Broadway and Fifth Avenue at the base of the Flatiron Building in New York City. William Jenkins Worth died shortly before Fort Worth was founded.

The building is owned by Dr. George Cravens and his wife and they completed a $4 million restoration/renovation of the structure. The first phase was their own loft apartment located on the top two floors. That was followed by construction of residences on the rest of the building, except for the ground floor and the basement. On the ground floor, plans call for a bistro or cafe. A few years ago, the Park Central Hotel, immediately to the south, was purchased by Dr. Cravens and his wife. However, recently, they sold the hotel, and it has been remodeled into a Fairfield Inn & Suites. Between the two buildings a two story condominium has been constructed. The Cravens' also donated a panther sculpture that was placed in the adjacent Hyde Park.


Architectural Style:
Renaissance Revival

Sanguinet & Staats, Fort Worth

Restoration Architect:
Raymond O'Connor, Fort Worth

Restoration Contractor:
Dennett Construction, Fort Worth

Former Office Building, Now Residential