Denver Avenue Elementary School No. 15 – Denver

Denver Avenue Elementary School was built to meet the educational needs of a growing North Fort Worth in the years following the establishment of the Swift and Armour companies in 1902. The school was designed by the architectural firm of Waller and Field and erected in 1910 by Texas Building Co. Of an eclectic style, the school was originally built as a rectangular block. The two-story building over a high concrete basement features a projected central arched bay under a stepped parapet. Additions in 1926 and 1935-36 brought the school to its present U-shaped plan with projecting blind ended bays. The polychromatic brick with cast stone trim matches earlier construction well; the diaper pattern brick frieze also harmonizes with the earlier building. Recently the ceilings have been lowered and windows partially enclosed; however, the structure remains fairly intact and is eligible for inclusion in the proposed Public Schools National Register Thematic Group.

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