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Historic Fort Worth’s 2023 Most Endangered Places

The annual Most Endangered Places list highlights historic landmarks and resources threatened by a number of different circumstances.

FTW-Construction of Farrington Field, the football stadium for high school game

Farrington Field was built to accommodate seating for 20,000 people.

Image courtesy of Fort Worth Star-Telegram collection, UTA Libraries

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Historic Fort Worth Inc. released its list of historic buildings for its annual Most Endangered Places list.

The list is a marketing and educational tool that highlights historic landmarks + resources threatened by a number of different circumstances — lack of maintenance, loss of parking, and lack of awareness of economic incentives to rehab historic buildings.

This year’s list features a wide range of sites including city-owned buildings, historic water pumps, and a sports stadium.

FTW-Woman's Club of Fort Worth

The Woman’s Club of Fort Worth is located in the Quality Hill neighborhood. | Photo by The Woman’s Club of Fort Worth

The Woman’s Club of Fort Worth,1316 Pennsylvania Ave.

  • Owner: Members of The Woman’s Club of Fort Worth
  • Built: 1903-1911
  • Background: The Woman’s Club of Fort Worth is celebrating its 100th anniversary of educational programs for women in the arts, literature, history, fine arts, and other areas. A membership drive is underway to help to defray the maintenance and operating expenses of the buildings. The current membership costs less than $50 per month.
FTW-community-arts-center

Fort Worth Community Arts Center is located between The Carter and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

Photo by FTWtoday

Fort Worth Community Arts Center and Scott Theater, 1300 Gendy St.

  • Owner: The city of Fort Worth
  • Built: 1954-1974
  • Background: The building serves as the headquarters for Arts Fort Worth, a nonprofit that manages the city’s public art program. Last year, a city assessment called for $26 million in repairs and a final report is due to City Council on June 6. Historic Fort Worth added the building to the list citing issues with paid parking as a threat to the business plans.
FTW-Farrington Field

Farrington Field is an 18,500-seat stadium located in the Cultural District. | Photo by TXWES Athletics

Farrington Field, 1501 University Dr.

  • Owner: Fort Worth ISD
  • Built: 1939
  • Background: The stadium is home to Fort Worth ISD and TXWES football games, along with other community events. The stadium is one of several sites owned by Fort Worth ISD that made the endangered list. Historic Fort Worth is encouraging a designation to protect the historic status of the sites in any potential sales.
FTW-Allen Chapel

The single-screened theater was originally named for M.S. White, a film salesman who built the theater and ran the Dal-Sec Theater in Dallas. | Photo by Historic Fort Worth Inc.

Here’s a look at the other nominations:

  • Jack A. Billingsley Field House, 1400 Foch St.
  • W.I. Cook Memorial Hospital, 1212 West Lancaster Ave.
  • Allen Chapel, 116 Elm St.
  • Boulevard Heights Transition Center, 5100 El Campo Ave.
  • Holly Water Pump Station, 920 Fournier St.
  • Lake Worth Civilian Conservation Corps Marker, 4044 Peninsula Club Circle
  • Pioneers Rest Cemetery, 620 Samuels Ave.
  • St. Ignatius Academy, 1206 Throckmorton St.
  • Waddy Russell Home, 1352 Park St.