Colonial Circulation Company – Adams

Charles T. Freelove designed this modern interpretation of the Colonial Revival style for Noble Acuff for his magazine circulation company. The two-story red brick building features a symmetrical façade that is divided into five bays with a centered entrance surmounted by a broken pediment. Pilasters between the bays are painted white. Soldier course with cast keystones form the lintels. Original windows were multi-light but have been replaced with metal units. They are flanked by shutters (now of vinyl). According to an early sketch, the side gabled roof originally had five dormers. These have been removed and standing seam metal now sheaths the roof. These and other modifications were designed by Raymond O’Conner in 1983 when he was with KVG. The entrance on the south elevation originally provided access to the second floor. At the time this building was constructed, the block on which it sat was still largely residential. It suited its surroundings better than a more contemporary commercial design. The building has had numerous tenants and is now owned by the National Association of Women in Construction. That organization originated in Fort Worth c. 1953 as a way for local women in the construction industry to network and learn from one another. By 1955 it was a national organization with its headquarters in Fort Worth.

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