Diocese obtains demolition permit for San Mateo Catholic Church

FORT WORTH The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth was issued a permit on Monday for the demolition of San Mateo Catholic Church. Diocese spokesman Pat Svacina, however, said there are currently no plans to raze the church, which will conduct its last Mass on Sunday. “The direction has been given to cancel the permit,” Svacina said. “That is the direction …

It’s a struggle to keep midcentury modern Tanglewood homes

BY JOHN KENT Special to the Star-Telegram This is a story about my Fort Worth neighborhood. But the events described are happening all over town, all across the state and all over the country. A couple of months ago, a for-sale sign popped up in front of one of my very favorite Tanglewood neighborhood houses, a classic 1956 midcentury modern …

Another hotel planned in downtown Fort Worth near historic church

BY SANDRA BAKER sabaker@star-telegram.com FORT WORTH Irving-based Whitestone Hospitality wants to build a 162-room Hilton Garden Inn next to the historic Mount Gilead Baptist Church on the east edge of downtown Fort Worth. Architects for the project sought permission Thursday from the Downtown Design Review Board to move forward with the 10-story project. But the board decided that more work …

Society honors historic home

BY AMANDA ROGERS arogers@mansfieldnewsmirror.com The Nugent-Hart house received a Texas Historical Marker in 1983, and now it has its own Christmas ornament. The little Victorian frame house at 312 S. Waxahachie St. is the 10th Mansfield structure to be depicted on a stoneware ornament commissioned by the Mansfield Historical Society. “This project started in 1999 with Katherine Howard,” said Marilyn …

Last Comanche chief’s Oklahoma home continues to crumble

Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2016 12:01 am GRAHAM LEE BREWER, The Oklahoman | 0 comments An AP Member Exchange shared by The Oklahoman CACHE, Okla. (AP) — The weeds are tall in the former Eagle Park, an amusement park shuttered in 1985, where about a dozen historic buildings sit together like an old town square. The skeleton of a wooden roller …

Butler Place : Housing group looks at redevelopment of 41-acre complex

Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2016 9:30 am Rick Mauch FWBP Features Writer | 0 comments Butler Place Constructed between 1939 and 1940, Butler Place is one of 52 federally funded low-income housing projects built in the United States during the Great Depression. It housed 250 African-American families in the Chambers Hill area, a rather notorious part of Fort Worth in the …

Fort Worth’s Trimble Tech High School celebrates building’s 100 years

BY DIANE SMITH dianesmith@star-telegram.com FORT WORTH Trophies, photos and architecture hint of 100 years at Fort Worth’s Trimble Tech High School building. Another sign the Fort Worth campus is filled with memories: Multiple generations of Trimble Tech graduates — whether the Class of 1959 or the upcoming Class of 2017 — show their pride when they talk about the school. …

America’s 11 Most Endangered Places

Since 1988, the National Trust has used its list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places to raise awareness about the threats facing some of the nation’s greatest treasures. The list, which has identified more than 270 sites to date, has been so successful in galvanizing preservation efforts that only a handful of sites have been lost. The 2016 list …

Meet Fort Worth’s new historic preservation officer!

Fort Worth’s new historic preservation officer brings 29 years of experience in architecture, architectural conservation, historic preservation and preservation planning in both private practice and various levels of government. Learn more about Murray G. Miller: Can you share some of your philosophies about historic preservation? My philosophies about historic preservation are rooted in the very first recorded set of preservation …

Botanic Garden structures honored for preservation effort

One of Fort Worth’s most iconic gardens has been rehabilitated, and the work has been honored by Historic Fort Worth Inc. for its sympathetic execution. Bennett Benner Partners earned the 2016 Preservation Project Award for its restoration of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden cascade fountain and upper rose garden shelter. The award recognized phase two of a two-part project. The …