It has been a few days since I posted this, so I thought I would respond. It would be a lot of work to write a full documentation of how the Will Rogers Pioneer Tower, Auditorium, and Colisuem meet each criteria, so I thought I would post the extremely condensed version. Here is each criteria item with the ones that it meets or doesn't meet and a short explanation of each.
1. Yes, it is obvious how the Will Rogers buildings meet this one.
2. Yes, the building is an important piece of architecture designed in the Art Deco or Moderne Style.
3. Yes, it was designed by Wyatt C. Hedrick, whose firm designed many of Fort Worth's downtown buildings.
4. Yes, the Art Deco Style, the mosaic tile, the composition of the building layout, the axial alignment with certain streets. One might argue the design of the Coliseum is an architectural innovation. It certainly is an engineering innovation.
5. Yes, it plays an important role in the Cultural District.
7. Yes, it played a part in the Texas Centennial Celebration.
8. Yes, Wyatt C. Hedrick and Amon Carter.
9. Yes, one could cite its relationship to the other buildings in the Cultural District and it helps to define that district.
10. Yes, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark.
This shows how highly Will Rogers ranks in meeting the City of Fort Worth's Criteria for historic designation. It meets 9 of the 10 criteria and if you evaluated other buildings, you might find that it is the most important historic resource in the city. I'm curious if any of the rest of you have some comments. If you do, please post.