Architecture in Fort Worth

South Hills Elementary School

3009 Bilglade Rd. - 1954; 1957; 1978; 2003; 2010


This Mid-Century Modern school building was constructed in the rapidly growing South Hills neigbhorhood in 1954.  Designed by Boese & Harkrider, the school opened with 14 classrooms.  The original building is predominantly 2 stories in height with the original cafeteria and audtiorium being one story on the east side.  The neighborhood grew so rapidly that another 2 story, 14 classroom addition was built along Bilglade Road in 1957.  The original  building and the first addition are clad in orange brick with a slight overhang of the roof.  In 1978, a free standing activity building was constructed on the far west side of the site.  A new library addition came along in 2003.  In 2010, a classroom wing and a new cafeteria were built that connected the main building with the activity building.  This essentially turned a linear building into an "L" shape.