Forest Park Apartments – Park Place

A unique example of a high-rise apartment building in pre-war Fort Worth, the 12-story Forest Park Apartments was financed by St. Louis capital and constructed in 1927-28 by the Churchill-Humphrey Co. of Dallas, at a cost of about $250,000. It is of steel-framed construction, clad in brown brick, with cast stone trim and twin octagonal belvederes on the roof. Situated on a bluff above the Trinity River near the entrance to Forest Park, the tower forms a distinctive silhouette on the skyline of south Fort Worth. It may be eligible for the National Register, following documentation of its integrity. After standing vacant for eleven years, the Forest Park Apartments were rehabilitated by developer David Norman and reopened in 1995. The rehabilitation included major plumbing and electrical upgrades and replacement of approximately 80% of the windows. The building was designated as a Historic and Cultural Landmark in 1991.

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