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Dallas & Fort Worth Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Buildings

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Masonic Temple
Dallas, TX
This Masonic Temple was designed by Flint & Broad and built in 1941. The building is faced with limestone and features a black granite and aluminum entrance. [map]

Fair Park
Dallas, TX
Fair Park includes the largest collection of Art Deco buildings in the U.S. They were built for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition. Unlike most expositions, these buildings were designed to be permanent. There are also numerous Art Deco statues and murals. The Hall of State, upper right photo, now houses the Texas Hall of State Museum.

The Park itself was established in 1880 and also contains the Dallas Zoo and the Music Hall. The Park still hosts the annual State Fair and the New Year's Day Cotton Bowl football game. The Cotton Bowl building was constructed in 1930 and hosts various football, soccer, and other sporting events during the rest of the year. Big Tex makes his appearance during the State Fair. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Dallas Power & Light Company Building
Dallas, TX
The Dallas Power & Light Company Building was built in 1931. The stained glass window over the entrance depicts the birth of light. From 2003-2005, the building was converted into apartments. For more, see this website. [map]

Dallas, TX:
Margaret B. Henderson Elementary School

Public Safety and Courts Building
Fort Worth, TX
The Public Safety and Courts Building was built in 1938. It served as Fort Worth's City Hall until 1978. For more, see this website. [map]

Lone Star Gas Company
Fort Worth, TX
The Lone Star Gas Company was built in 1929. The top three floors were added in 1957. The building is now occupied by the City of Fort Worth Water Department. The "blue blame" sign was installed on the roof around 1957 and was once lit with neon. The sign revolved and the flame flickered. For more, see this website. [map]

W.T. Grant Department Store
Fort Worth, TX
This W.T. Grant Department Store was designed by Alfred Alschuler and built in 1939. The ground floor now houses "The Library", a bar. The leaves on the trees in these photos pretty much conceal the "Grant's" letters at the top of the building. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Will Rogers Memorial Center
Fort Worth, TX
The Will Rogers Memorial Center was designed by Wyatt C. Hedrick. It was built in 1936 for Fort Worth's Frontier Centennial. The tile friezes on the Auditorium and Coliseum buildings depict Texas history and products. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Texas & Pacific Railway Terminal
Fort Worth, TX

The Texas & Pacific Railway Terminal was built in 1931. In addition to the railroad terminal, the building was used for office space and warehouses. In 1957, the railroad vacated the terminal. In 1999, the lobby was restored. The Trinity Railway Express, a commuter train, began operating here in 2001. From 2002-2006, the building was converted into condos. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

Fort Worth, TX:
Sinclair Building: 1, 2

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