Architecture in Fort Worth

White Elephant Saloon

104-06 E. Exchange Ave. - 1931 (NRHD, CFWHD, DD)

Formerly The Woodhouse Building


Originally named the Woodhouse Building, this structure has become more well known as the White Elephant Saloon.  L.B. Weinman was the architect and Quisle and Andrews were the general contractors for this building in 1931.  The architectural style of the building is Art Deco.  The facade is buff brick with yellow brick decorative elements.  The trim on the building is made from cast stone.  Wooden shutters and a western styled storefront were added in 1958.  The White Elephant Saloon is a famous local establishment whose origin dates back to the 1800's when it was located on Main Street in what is now Sundance Square.  From April 1993 until May 2001, interiors and exteriors of the building were used in the filming of the CBS Television Series Walker, Texas Ranger.  Jersey Lilly Silver and Stone is also a ground floor tenant.