2008 Endangered Places

Designation Key:  (Designations are a function of governmental entities)

  • NR : Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service
  • RTHL : Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, State of Texas
  • SAL : State Archaeological Landmark, State of Texas
  • DD : Demolition Delay for up to 180 days
  • H&C : Historic & Cultural Landmark, City of Fort Worth
  • HSE : Highly Significant & Endangered, City of Fort Worth
  • Yellow : Yellow indicates that the resource was saved or designated.
  • Blue : Blue indicates a deal is in the works that HFW believes has potential.
  • Red : Red indicates that the property was demolished.
  • Green : For repetitive listings
  • ** The owner asked for and received advice from HFW

2008 Endangered Places (pdf version)

  • Farrington Field, 1501 North University Drive, 1938-39
  • Forest Park Gates, 2300 Block of Park Place Ave. at Forest Park Boulevard, 1917-18, were restored by the City of Fort Worth in 1980 and 2009 and designated a local landmark in 2002
  • Fort Worth Power & Light Co./TXU Plant, 3rd,100-300 Blocks of North Main Street, 1912-15
    Smokestacks demolished in 2005.
  • Heritage Park Plaza, 2nd, 1976-1980, Bluff Street at Houston Street. A study by the National Trust for Historic Preservation was submitted to the Texas Historical Commission who determined the Plaza to be eligible for listing in the National Register in advance of 50 years. Then, HFW submitted a comprehensive nomination to the THC, which will go to the National Parks Service for inclusion in the Register. Preservation Texas placed the Plaza on its Most Endangered Places list, and the Cultural Landmarks Foundation placed the Plaza on its Landslide List. (Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.)
  • Inspiration Point Shelter at Marion Sansom Park, 2300-2500 Roberts Cut-Off Road, 1930’s. HFW secured an engineer who developed an intervention plan. The plan was presented to the City of Fort Worth as a gift and the City has restored the structure. Restored in 2011 by the City of Fort Worth.
  • Neighborhoods 50 Years Old and Older Not Protected by Historic Preservation Zoning: Every day more of Fort Worth’s character-defining houses in charming neighborhoods are demolished. Typically, the replacement houses max out the lot and many dwarf the houses of their neighbors.
  • Fort Worth Public Market Building, 1400 Henderson Street, 1930 (RTHL, NR)
  • Single-Screen Theaters 4th, TCU Theater c. 1948, 3055 S. Univ. Dr., demolished, 9-23-06; Ridglea Theater c. 1950 designated a local landmark in 2011 and included in the National Register in 2011 restored in 2012. Available: Azle, Belknap, White/Berry, New Isis, Poly, etc.
  • Texas and Pacific Warehouse 3rd, 401 W. Lancaster Ave, 1930-31(NR, RTHL, HSE)
  • Will Rogers Auditorium, Coliseum, and Pioneer Tower 3301 West Lancaster Ave., 1936