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Ellis Pecan Historic endangered

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#1 Austin55

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:16 PM

After seeing it atop the list of endangered buildings, I remembered these few photos of it I had come across. 

 

The info page on this website mentions that the building was going to become home of the Texas Ballet Theater, are those plans still in existence?

 

 

 

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:21 PM

Every time I drive by here I think of what an awesome live music venue this could be. Great style and location. It could be Fort Worth's version of the Fillmore.

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 08:16 AM

I think the plans for the ballet theater died many moons ago.  Great job locating those photos of the interior, Austin!  Whoever took those did a good job!



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 11:17 AM

TBT has no money.  It was a pipe-dream for the ballet company to re-had that place as their school's home.



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 12:33 PM

It really would make a killer music venue.


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 01:48 PM

I thought this building was right at the cut for the Trinity River rechannel and would need to be demolished?
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#7 John T Roberts

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 02:26 PM

It is just adjacent to the river diversion channel.  All of the buildings to the immediate south have already been demolished.  That is the area where the diversion channel will be constructed.



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Posted 09 April 2015 - 09:19 AM

From what I can tell from the maps and models on the trinityrivervision.org website The Ellis Building is not necessarily slated for demolition. However, it looks like another familiar sort of demolition, i.e. strategic neglect, is being deployed there. The roofing material is all but peeled away on the south side, and there are more windows broken and missing than intact. Is this city or River Authority property? Is this, like the T&P Warehouse, a case of the city code enforcement slacking off? I would guess that there is no sort of protection for the building as historic or significant as that seems to be the norm for historic or significant buildings in Fort Worth. Any idea of what is going to happen to this unique structure?



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Posted 09 April 2015 - 09:54 AM

RD, you can look up the owner information on TAD's website.  The building does not have any historic designations, on any level.  I agree with you in that this is another classic case of demolition by neglect.  I do know that an architecture class on historic preservation from Texas Tech University documented and studied the building. 



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Posted 09 April 2015 - 01:01 PM

It may not have historic designation, but it is my understanding that it has a colorful past. 







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