Gorrell Building

219 S. Main St. - 1909; 1981

  • Gorrell Building
    Gorrell Building

Historic Designations:
Located Within South Main Street National Register Historic District
City of Fort Worth Historic & Cultural Landmark

This handsome structure is the only three story building within the historic district. It sits at the northeast corner of S. Main and E. Broadway. The building is notable for its decorative parapet at the corners of the street facades of the building. The ground floor was set up for commercial spaces and the upper floors were either apartments or a boarding house. It was constructed by the Monnig Family for income purposes. In the 1920s, it was the home of the Texas Cafe. In 1981, the building was converted into office use and the brick was painted red with the decorative portions of the brick painted white. Also at that time, an elevator was added to the rear of the building.


Architectural Style:
Early 20th Century Commercial