Architecture in Fort Worth

Thompson's Bookstore

900 Houston St. - c. 1910

Formerly Bonita Hotel


This 3 story building is a good example of commercial architecture present in Fort Worth during the early 1900's. The third floor features arched windows and decorative brick work. The owner of the building has restored the building. The upper floors once housed a hotel and the interiors are still intact and have been restored. Office space is available on those upper floors. The Fort Worth Pharmacy was listed as its first tenant. Gross Clothing  Co. occupied the building from 1913 until 1918. They were followed by the Atlantic Coffee Co. during the 1920's. From the mid-1930's until early 1970's, Ward's Cut-Rate Drugs was a retail tenant. Thompson's Bookstore occupied the building from 1973 until a few years before the building was restored. Until recently, Bar 9 was the ground floor tenant.  A new bar, called Thompson's Bookstore will open in that space soon.