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The Board of Trade Building
c. 1889-1890


Fort Worth, Texas

Armstrong and Messer, Architects

The Board of Trade Building, Fort  Worth, Texas
The Board of Trade Building
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The Board of Trade Building at the NW Corner of 7th Street and Houston in Fort Worth was built in the 1880s and is regarded by some to be the first skyscraper in Fort Worth. The number of stories is hard to determine from the image.

The building also served as the Fort Worth post office for a time and later as the offices of the Continental National Bank (1905).

The exterior was a combination of stone, molded and pressed brick and terra cotta. The interior had mosaic tile floors, wainscoting of polished oak and cherry paneling. Leaded glass windows and frescoed ceilings was icing on the cake.

It was demolished sometime prior to 1949 to provide parking space.


John Troesser

Sources:

Gone from Texas
Our Lost Architectural Heritage
by Willard B. Robinson,
Texas A & M Press

The Fort Worth Star Telegram,
October 30, 1949

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