Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Overlooked and under-appreciated architecture


  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1 Austin55

Austin55

    Skyscraper Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,822 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Near Southside

Posted 09 August 2021 - 08:49 PM

(A similar thread May have existed before, if anyone knows where please link as my search turned up empty)

A thread dedicated to buildings which don't get enough love and attention. Share your under-appreciated favorites from around Fort Worth
 

I'll start with the old Texas State Teachers Association Building at 410 E. Weatherford St. It's a bit tucked away in an unassuming corner of downtown and easy to miss as you drive quickly down the busy street, but there's a rather stately and beautiful old structure behind those big live oaks. It reminds me of some of the state offices that surround the Capital building in Austin, which should not be surprising given it's original usage. Photos by John from the buildings Fort Worth Architecture page.

swcattle1.jpg

swcattle2.jpg


#2 John T Roberts

John T Roberts

    Administrator

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,685 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Fort Worth
  • Interests:Architecture, Photography, Bicycling, Historic Preservation

Posted 09 August 2021 - 08:59 PM

Austin, you forgot to mention the architect.  It was Fort Worth's own, Wiley G. Clarkson. (The Sinclair Building, First Methodist Church, Northside High School, etc.)



#3 UncaMikey

UncaMikey

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 185 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fort Worth

Posted 10 August 2021 - 07:32 AM

Glad you posted this, I've often admired this building, it's one of my very favorites in FW. I've always thought it was very Palladian. I visited the Vicenza area some years ago and admired many of Palladio's buildings there.

 

Does anyone have photos of the interior? Is there anything special about the inside?



#4 Austin55

Austin55

    Skyscraper Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,822 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Near Southside

Posted 19 August 2021 - 10:04 AM

The Babcock Co building on Florence is another I've always liked and known nothing about. It's fairly rare to see such a southwestern styled building around but it's quite stylish. I wish there was a little more of this around.

https://www.google.c...!7i13312!8i6656



#5 Austin55

Austin55

    Skyscraper Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,822 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Near Southside

Posted 25 August 2021 - 04:29 PM

I'll nominate the entire SWBTS campus. It's honestly really pretty and there are some super cool old buildings and some of the newer ones have many interesting elements too. 



#6 John T Roberts

John T Roberts

    Administrator

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,685 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Fort Worth
  • Interests:Architecture, Photography, Bicycling, Historic Preservation

Posted 25 August 2021 - 06:00 PM

Here's a link to the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary page on the main site.  Below is a photograph of the B.H. Carroll Memorial Building.  It was constructed in two phases.  The central section with the dome, shown here, was designed by Wyatt C. Hedrick.  The east and west wings were designed by Easterwood & Easterwood.

 

carrollmemorial.jpg

 

This goes to show you how many photographs I have taken of buildings around this city, yet I don't have pages for them on the website.  This is Fort Worth Hall, the first building built on the campus in 1910, on the northwest corner.  The SWBTS Campus actually is older than TCU by one year.  The interesting thing is that in 1910 it was much further out of Downtown than TCU.  Fort Worth Hall was designed by Sanguinet & Staats, who also did the Master Plan for the campus.

51403443689_057727b10c_h.jpgfortworthhall1 by jtrobert, on Flickr

 

Barnard Hall was built in 1915 on the southeast corner and it was also designed by Sanguinet & Staats.

51403457594_a644a1813a_h.jpgbarnardhall by jtrobert, on Flickr

 

Cowden Hall was built in 1926 on the northeast corner, and it is one of the few buildings in the city that are credited to the interim architectural firm of Sanguinet, Staats, & Hedrick.

51403670380_f85ca6c343_h.jpgcowdenhall by jtrobert, on Flickr

 

MacGorman Chapel and Performing Arts Center

51402714581_611fc461dc_h.jpgmacgorman-day by jtrobert, on Flickr



#7 Nitixope

Nitixope

    Skyscraper Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,420 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fort Worth, TX
  • Interests:(pronounced
    na-tix-o-pee)

Posted 25 August 2021 - 07:30 PM

Great photos, John!

#8 Doohickie

Doohickie

    Skyscraper Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,172 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Hills

Posted 26 August 2021 - 07:38 AM

MacGorman Chapel and Performing Arts Center

51402714581_611fc461dc_h.jpgmacgorman-day by jtrobert, on Flickr

I remember when that was built; not that long ago.


My blog: Doohickie

#9 John T Roberts

John T Roberts

    Administrator

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,685 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Fort Worth
  • Interests:Architecture, Photography, Bicycling, Historic Preservation

Posted 26 August 2021 - 08:02 AM

Believe it or not, the MacGorman Chapel is 10 years old.  It opened in 2011.  This is almost becoming a SWBTS thread!



#10 John T Roberts

John T Roberts

    Administrator

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,685 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Fort Worth
  • Interests:Architecture, Photography, Bicycling, Historic Preservation

Posted 26 August 2021 - 08:15 PM

Here's a shot that I took tonight of the MacGorman Chapel with its illumination.

51405967520_c5143c1fa0_h.jpgmacgorman-night by jtrobert, on Flickr



#11 Austin55

Austin55

    Skyscraper Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,822 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Near Southside

Posted 26 August 2021 - 08:55 PM

Macgorman is not as nice as some of the older buildings on campus, IMO.



#12 John T Roberts

John T Roberts

    Administrator

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,685 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Fort Worth
  • Interests:Architecture, Photography, Bicycling, Historic Preservation

Posted 26 August 2021 - 09:42 PM

Austin, it is a newer building, and the older buildings have class.  Let's see some more overlooked and under-appreciated buildings.



#13 Nitixope

Nitixope

    Skyscraper Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,420 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fort Worth, TX
  • Interests:(pronounced
    na-tix-o-pee)

Posted 31 August 2021 - 08:33 AM

Chùa Hương Đạo Vipassana Bhavana Center - 4717 E Rosedale St, Fort Worth, TX 76105

(Across Rosedale from the 76112 Post Office at Edgewood Terrace)

 

http://chuahuongdao.org/

https://goo.gl/maps/Mn2iPt2mRxsKuEVaA

 

(Photos courtesy of GoogleMaps):

nSyVtTU.png

 

3rBMxWd.png

 

41VPwMS.png

 

seJcppk.png



#14 Austin55

Austin55

    Skyscraper Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,822 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Near Southside

Posted 31 August 2021 - 08:36 AM

Excellent answer!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users