Charles E. Nash Elementary School

401 Samuels Ave. - 1927; 1936;

  • South Facade of Nash Elementary School
    South Facade of Nash Elementary School
  • Front of Building Along Samuels Avenue
    Front of Building Along Samuels Avenue

Historic Designation:
City of Fort Worth Historic & Cultural Landmark


This Spanish Colonial style elementary school building was designed by Fort Worth Architect Wiley G. Clarkson.  The school was named after Charles E. Nash, owner of Nash Hardware, and former secretary of the Fort Worth Board of Education.  The original portion of the structure was constructed by Butcher & Sweeney and features an octagonal stair tower on the southeast corner of the building  facing Samuels Avenue and Peach Street. In 1936, an addition was constructed to the north and it used the same detailing as the original building.  It was designed by Earl T. Glasgow and constructed by Gurley Construction Co. 


Architectural Style:
Spanish Colonial

Wiley G. Clarkson, Fort Worth

Addition Architect:
Earl T. Glasgow, Fort Worth

Butcher & Sweeney, Fort Worth

Addition Contractor:
Gurley Construction Co., Fort Worth