Smith-Swinney Motor Co./ Mastin Motor Co./ Fort Worth Shaver and Appliance Center – 1012-20 W. Seventh Street

1012-20 W. Seventh Street [Auto], Smith-Swinney Motor Co./Mastin Motor Co./Fort Worth Shaver and Appliance Center, 1927; 1948; c. 1960.  Smith-Swinney Motor Co., purveyors of Hudson and Essex Motor Cars, were the first occupants of this 1927 building designed by architect Wyatt C. Hedrick. The firm was here for only two years, replaced by Mastin Motor Co. in 1929.  Mastin, which sold DeSoto and Plymouth automobiles, made alterations and additions to the building in 1948.  were also designed by Wyatt C. Hedrick. Mastin Motor Co. closed in 1962, and the building had a variety of tenants, including a dealer in church goods and several security firms, until Fort Worth Shaver and Appliance Center located here in the late 1970s.

The two-story building is distinguished by its polychrome brick facade and Spanish Colonial Revival ornamentation.  The storefront openings and show windows have been altered, probably about 1960, after Mastin Motors closed.  The building is a contributor to the proposed Automobile Row Thematic Group.

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