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Woolworth Building

501 Houston St. - 1926

  • Woolworth Building from 4th & Houston
    Woolworth Building from 4th & Houston
  • Scat Jazz Lounge Entry by Day
    Scat Jazz Lounge Entry by Day
  • Scat Jazz Lounge Entry at Night
    Scat Jazz Lounge Entry at Night

Historic Designations:

National Register of Historic Places
City of Fort Worth Historic & Cultural Landmark

 

This three story concrete and limestone commercial structure was designed by Wiley G. Clarkson and built by James T. Taylor.  It served as the F.W. Woolworth's downtown store from 1926 until 1990. This retail structure was originally designed to have 10 stories, but was only built with three floors.  The building features an elaborately carved frieze beneath the cornice. There are two other buildings on the block designed by Clarkson, the Sinclair Building, and the Sanger Brothers Building. The building is a part of the Sundance Square development. The basement houses Scat Jazz Lounge and Simply Fondue.  The upper two floors of the building have been renovated into office space.

 

Architectural Style:
Eclectic

Architect:
Wiley G. Clarkson, Fort Worth

Contractor:
James T. Taylor

Category:
Retail/Office Building