Western Union Building

314 Main St. - 1930-31

  • Western Union Building
    Western Union Building
  • Western Union Building at Night
    Western Union Building at Night

Historic Designation:
City of Fort Worth Demolition Delay


This excellent example of commercial Art Deco architecture features a zigzag motif in its terra cotta and brick detailing and in its parapet. The building was designed by Fort Worth architect and engineer, James B. Davies, Sr. This building was in excellent condition when the Bass Family incorporated it into the original two blocks of Sundance Square. Razzoo's River Cafe is located on the first floor. Offices are located on the second and third floors.  Outdoor dining is available at Razzoo's.  At night, the building is outlined in miniature lights, as all of the buildings in Sundance Square.  The architect for the restoration was Thomas E. Woodward of Dallas and the contractor was Thos. S. Byrne.


Architectural Style:
Zig-Zag Moderne/Art Deco

James B. Davies, Sr., Fort Worth

Restoration Architect:
Thomas E. Woodward, Dallas

Restoration Contractor:
Thos. S. Byrne, Fort Worth

Office Building