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#1 Austin55

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 11:11 AM

http://www.fortworth.../eaglebread.htm

 

 

Currently sitting at near the heart of the S Main area which is undergoing a big transformation, sounds like this building is next. It's gone before the zoning commision 

 

 

: Remove Demolition Delay Overlay and add Historic and Cultural Overlay

 

 

This property is a turn-of-the-century vernacular commercial building, constructed circa 1895. The structure was enlarged around 1907. The original structure, and 1907 alterations, was designed by prominent Fort Worth architect, L. B. Weinman. It is a two story brick structure with ornamental brick string course between the first and second floor and a corbelled cornice. The structure was constructed for the Eagle Steam Bread Bakery, founded by William J. Doherty. It was one of the largest bakeries in Texas and was later renamed the Doherty Baking Company. Doherty was a prominent Fort Worth civic leader and poet. He was also the president of the Palace of Sweets Confectionary. 665 South Main is one of the oldest structures in the area, having survived the great fire of 1909 that decimated so many other buildings at that time. The building has sat vacant for several years and some has some condition issues. The structural walls of load bearing masonry are deteriorating and failing on the east and north facades. These facades require stabilization or possibly reconstruction. It is the applicant’s intention to restore the historic structure and construct a rear addition to accommodate new uses for the building. The structure may be eligible for the National Register.

 

Not sure what any future uses it may hold, but it's in a great area and I'm sure it will live on. 

 



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 11:46 AM

Looks like a nice building from just the photo.....all old buildings need work...and yea for someone who wants to restore for a new use!!!!



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 09:16 PM

Thankful they are saving that building.  It does appear to need substantial work. 

So would building code require that someone add an elevator to the 2nd floor when they renovate this to comply with ADA or will a building such as this be exempt from such requirements?  While ADA is important, it seems like it would make saving old buildings challenging.  Curious if they waive it for certain circumstances.



#4 John T Roberts

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 07:51 PM

The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Texas Accessibility Standards can make saving old buildings challenging, but it can be done.  If you have an officially designated historic building, then some of the requirements can be relaxed.  However, you still have to provide the minimum amount of accessibility.  Existing structures can also allowed to have some of the requirements relaxed, as well.  However, as in the previous example, the minimum amount of accessibility must be provided.  Whether or not the second floor would require an elevator would depend on the size of that second floor.  If the floor area is small enough, then an elevator would not be required. 



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Posted 07 November 2016 - 05:59 PM

Talking with the Highpoint folks today made it sound that the plans for the building are par for the course, retail on the bottom, lofts on top. Perhaps offices. Evidently, the owners of Heim BBQ could be involved with the retail. 

 

Here's a photo of the vacant land to the north from the Coca Cola building's 2nd floor.

 

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