Redevelopment Plans for the Fort Worth Community Arts Center Should Respect Its Architectural Significance Founded in 1969, Historic Fort Worth, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving Fort Worth’s unique historic identity through stewardship, education, and leadership. HFW participates in the public process and had representatives attend meetings organized by the City of Fort … Read more
Another Fort Worth historic home falls victim to abandonment as fire ravishes the once magnificent Neoclassical home built in 1909 for Benjamin B. Brown who worked for Swift and Co. Read more on the story from NBC5: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/fire-significantly-damages-1900s-fort-worth-home-neighbors-called-the-white-house/3424428/?_osource=db_npd_nbc_kxas_eml_shr
In October 2023, we were delighted to once again feature the amazing works of those who did needlepoint and cross-stitch at A Needle Art Love Story, Chapter X at the Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House. Both needlepoint and cross-stitch gave the stitcher an avenue for self-expression and were challenging and rewarding in their own rights. It was like … Read more
Mark and Randi Thistlewaite were honored during the annual Party with the Artist event. Historic Fort Worth, Inc. Honors Thistlewaites at Annual Event Fort Worth, TX – September 7, 2023 Historic Fort Worth, Inc. recognized Randi and Mark Thistlewaite during the annual Party with the Artist event on September 7th. The couple’s longstanding contributions to … Read more
Transform 1012 N. Main Street Announces Design Architect Selection Process for Transforming Former Ku Klux Klan Auditorium into The Fred Rouse Center for Arts and Community Healing Pre-Submission WebinarJuly 24th at 12:30 CDTWe will discuss the history of the building, Mr. Fred Rouse, stakeholders and programming needs including the project’s overall scope. A recording will … Read more
A portion of a PBS video about Fort Worth focuses on Allen chapel. Click here to view.
By Karen Eubank Historic Fort Worth released The Fort Worth Most Endangered Places list yesterday, and it’s a doozy. One of the real gut punches is the Allen Chapel at 116 Elm Street. It was designed by William Sidney Pittman and built in 1915. He is the same gentleman that designed the Knights of Pythias Temple … Read more
By Scott Nishimura The Woman’s Club of Fort Worth, founded in 1923 and beset with the high costs of operating and maintaining its historic complex on the city’s Near Southside, is studying the potential of leasing the club’s two-acre parking lot to a developer. Such a lease could generate the income needed to ensure the … Read more
By Tori Couch and Scott Nishimura Historic Fort Worth, Inc. announced its 2023 Most Endangered Places List on Wednesday afternoon, featuring 11 properties, including Fort Worth Independent School District athletic properties and the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and Scott Theater. Read more….
A lightning strike significantly altered the historic Allen Chapel. The building was founded as an African Methodist Episcopal or AME church and has rested at 116 Elm St. at the edge of downtown Fort Worth since it opened in 1914. Read More….