251 West Lancaster Avenue Ft. Worth, TX 76102 +1 817 870 8102
This huge limestone structure from architect Wyatt C. Hendrick takes up an entire city block. It was constructed in 1933 right next to the Texas and Pacific Railroad Terminal for easy access to mail trains. It is of primary interest as a visual delight, with its 16 classical columns displaying Texas cattle and a beautiful marble-lined lobby. Located within the same neighborhood as Burnett Park and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, this building is a good incidental stop for pedestrians with a love of turn-of-the-century architecture. It entered the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
100 East Weatherford Ft. Worth, TX 76102 +1 817 884 1195
This breathtaking hall was constructed in 1893, slightly northwest of the site where the original 1849 fort marked the city's beginning. This is the third courthouse to be built on this site; the first burned in 1876, while the second was demolished to make way for a larger building. When it was constructed, the building's USD500,000 price tag so angered the citizens that they voted the county commissioners out of office. The building itself, with its red granite walls and four-faced Seth Thomas clock in the tower, was designed by the Kansas City firm Gunn & Curtis. It was restored in 1983 and still functions as a courthouse. The public may request free tours.
Lamar Street and Texas Street Ft. Worth, TX 76102 +1 817 336 8791
Samuel Burk Burnett, who built a huge fortune on cattle ranching and oil, dedicated this three-acre stretch as a public park honoring his children. It is located next to several buildings that are entries in the National Register of Historic Places, including the US Courthouse. Backs, a four piece bronze sculpture by Henri Matisse, stands in the park's reflecting pool.
1206 Throckmorton Street Ft. Worth, TX 76102 +1 817 332 4915
This building, designed by James J. Kane in the Gothic Revival style, has been in use since its completion in 1892. It features stunning hand-painted stained glass windows, which came over from Munich the year of the church's dedication. The church's bell was cast in 1889. Though damaged by the recent tornadoes that ripped through much of downtown Fort Worth, St. Patrick Cathedral still holds mass twice daily for the faithful. It was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1908.
505 Northwest 38 Street Hangar 33 South Ft. Worth, TX 76106 +1 817 624 1935
The centerpiece of this fascinating collection of antique warbirds is the B-17 Flying Fortress, nicknamed "Chuckie." The B-17 Flying Fortress was used during World War II against the Nazis; Chuckie is reportedly one of the few surviving planes of its type. 20 or so other airplanes, as well as a jeep and the Texas Air Command's helicopters, share the restored B-29 hangar with Chuckie, while display cases show off model planes and war artifacts. The gift shop features art, jewelry, models and toys about aircraft, as well as the obligatory T-shirts. A small donation for upkeep of the museum is requested. Although the museum operates mainly on weekends, you can also visit on weekday by appointment.
Second Street at Commerce Street Ft. Worth, TX 76102 +1 817 255 9300
Fort Worth's oldest fire station is apt for an exhibit celebrating the city's history. This station housed active firefighters from 1907-1980. In 1984, it reopened for the Texas Sesquicentennial with a new collection of memorabilia entitled "150 Years of Fort Worth." Photographs, assorted historical documents, paintings, posters and other artifacts from the late 1800s to the 1990s chronicle of the city's progress, from military outpost to cattle market to thriving modern city. Groups may schedule private tours two weeks in advance.
4th and Calhoun Streets Ft. Worth, TX 76102 +1 817 212 4325/+1 877 212 4280 (Toll Free)
Towering angels watch over this magnificent Sundance Square concert hall which was modeled after New York City's Carnegie Hall. Great care was given to assure that this space would provide the best possible acoustics. Bass Performance Hall opened in 1998 as a venue for the acclaimed Van Cliburne International Piano Competition, an event held every four years. The hall also serves as home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet and the Fort Worth Opera. Visiting companies of all kinds - opera, modern dance, Broadway companies, etc. - perform in this elegant and majestic space. Valet parking and group discount rates are available too. Call for show times.
201 Main Street Ft. Worth, TX 76102 +1 817 255 5700
Situated in the heart of downtown, this mercantile and entertainment district features 20 blocks of renovated storefronts from the turn of the century. The nostalgic buildings and red brick streets pay tribute to Fort Worth's heritage and provide a very popular place to find great shopping, food and live performances of all kinds. Green sightseeing trolleys make it easier to take in all the sights, while horse-drawn carriages might be the ride of choice for those wanting to add a Victorian flair to their tour. A tourist information center provides the inside scoop on the best Sundance Square has to offer.
309 Main Street Ft. Worth, TX 76102 +1 817 332 6554
An exhausted cowboy slouches in his saddle after a hot, hard day of herding cattle over the plains. Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell and a few other artists uniquely captured the struggle and challenge of the "Old West" with their art. Art collector, philanthropist and oilman Sid Richardson donated his personal collection of original art masterpieces to the museum, located in Fort Worth's Sundance Square Arts District. Features include both paintings and sculpture redolent of the early west.
305 West Broadway Ft. Worth, TX 76104 +1 817 336 5761
Established in 1883, this church was organized and ordained to combat the gambling and prostitution establishments that seemed to have taken over the city. It was first known as South Side Baptist, but in the mid-1890s the name was changed to Broadway Baptist Church. The place remains in the heart of downtown in its "modified Gothic" structure. The design features the shape of a cross, a choir loft, vaulted ceilings, arched doorways and balconies. Its ministries include an adult clothing room, AIDS care team, food pantry, chapel choir, parents day out and youth services.
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