Architecture in Fort Worth

W.T. Grant Store

611 Houston Street - 1939


This Streamlined Moderne store was constructed in 1939 for the W.T. Grant Co., and was designed by Alfred S. Alschuler from Chicago.  The building features a limestone facade that is curved at the corner, horizontal second floor windows and a metal canopy that runs the full length of the building on two sides.  Limestone letters spelling "Grant's" adorn the top of the penthouse on Houston Street.  Over the years, the building has been remodeled and the original interior has been destroyed.  The original plate glass windows along both Houston and 6th Streets have been covered over.  The first floor now houses a bar called The Library and the upper floor houses Pete's Dueling Piano Bar.


Historic Photographs from the UTA Libraries Digital Gallery:
1951 Photograph of the 600 Block of Houston
1949 View of Store
Houston Street Facade in 1944
6th Street Facade in 1944



W.T. Grant Co.