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#1 dustin

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:14 PM

One of my favorite buildings in Fort Worth is the Greenwood Mausoleum. To me it is a striking building, and exactly what a mausoleum should be. Does anyone have any history of the building and who designed it? I also wonder if there are any good pictures of the building, inside and outside.

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 06:08 PM

I don't know who designed it, but the newer section on the west end is very nice, I really like the floor with the inlay of an Eagle like the Presidential seal type.
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Posted 05 February 2009 - 06:13 PM

QUOTE (dustin @ Feb 5 2009, 12:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One of my favorite buildings in Fort Worth is the Greenwood Mausoleum. To me it is a striking building, and exactly what a mausoleum should be. Does anyone have any history of the building and who designed it? I also wonder if there are any good pictures of the building, inside and outside.


Dustin the Greenwood Mausoleum is a striking structure. It was built in 1961 and won some recognition from the Texas Society of Architects (John R would know more about this)

Here is a link to the architect

http://www.tshaonlin...s/HH/fhayv.html

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 07:44 PM

Texas Architect Magazine has an article with a couple of good stories of Harris mixed in. As a Texas Alum he is still some what of a legend in the school.

http://www.texasarch...78bbfaf0f660ae2

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 07:58 PM

I would just add that all of Greenwood Cemetery is really beautiful. Just reading the names on the striking memorials is an interesting romp through the history of Fort Worth - on top of being dignified, peaceful, and worth a visit...

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 10:34 PM

QUOTE (ramjet @ Feb 5 2009, 07:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would just add that all of Greenwood Cemetery is really beautiful. Just reading the names on the striking memorials is an interesting romp through the history of Fort Worth - on top of being dignified, peaceful, and worth a visit...


I agree. With all the history and downtown Fort Worth in the background, I will make it my last stop. The place always overwhelms me when I attend services there or visit the family gravesites.


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Posted 20 November 2021 - 10:42 PM

I admit that I've always noticed but never seen this building up close but paid a visit recently and just found it to be incredible. Really a gem. Some interesting drawings and photos of the building can be found here . It won the Texas Society of Architects Award of Honor for Distinguished Architecture in 1961. Harwell Hamilton Harris was the architect, since that appears to have been lost to dead links in above posts.



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Posted 14 December 2021 - 09:11 AM

Greenwood Remembrance Center

 

https://www.tdlr.tex.../TABS2022007233

 

PROJECT
Project Name: Greenwood Remembrance Center
Project Number: TABS2022007233
Facility Name: Remembrance Center
Location Address: 3344 White Settlement Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Location County: Tarrant
Start Date: 2/1/2022
Completion Date: 2/1/2023
Estimated Cost: $9,000,000
Type of Work: New Construction
Type of Funds: This project is privately funded, on private land for private use.
Scope of Work: New single story steel frame structure with a masonry veneer and a combination of flat and sloped roofs.
Square Footage: 23,370 ft 2
 
DESIGN FIRM
Design Firm Name:
JST Architects
Design Firm Address:
4144 N Central Expy, Ste 860
Dallas, Texas 75204


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Posted 18 December 2021 - 10:42 PM

 

Greenwood Remembrance Center

 

https://www.tdlr.tex.../TABS2022007233

 

DESIGN FIRM
Design Firm Name:
JST Architects
Design Firm Address:
4144 N Central Expy, Ste 860
Dallas, Texas 75204

 

 

I find it interesting that JST Architects specializes in design services for the death care industry.  That is certainly a uniquely niche market but one that is often overlooked and underappreciated side of architecture.

 

https://jstarchitects.com/



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Posted 30 April 2022 - 07:50 PM

 


 
Greenwood Remembrance Center
 
https://www.tdlr.tex.../TABS2022007233
 
DESIGN FIRM
Design Firm Name:
JST Architects
Design Firm Address:
4144 N Central Expy, Ste 860
Dallas, Texas 75204
 

 
I find it interesting that JST Architects specializes in design services for the death care industry.  That is certainly a uniquely niche market but one that is often overlooked and underappreciated side of architecture.
 
https://jstarchitects.com/
 
 
Ground has been broken on this project at Greenwood.

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Posted 27 November 2022 - 09:51 PM

Remembrance Center Update:

 

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