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Dallas-Fort Worth Mid-Century Modern Office Buildings

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FamilyNet Broadcast Center [gone]
Fort Worth, TX
The FamilyNet Broadcast Center was built in 1965. The FamilyNet TV and radio network is owned and operated by the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. These photos are from 2006. In 2011, the building was vacant. By 2012, it had been demolished.

City Hall
Fort Worth, TX
This City Hall was designed by Edward Durell Stone in 1968 and completed in 1971. [map]

former Baptist Annuity Center
Dallas, TX
The former Baptist Annuity Center was built in 1957. When the Baptist Annuity Center left the building, it was renamed after its address, "511 N. Akard". The building had been vacant for many years before it was converted to the CityWalk Apartments in 2010. [map]

former Great National Life Insurance Company [gone]
Dallas, TX
The former Great National Life Insurance Company building was designed by Doug Gill and Roman Plugge. It was built in 1963. The building features an aluminum brise-soleil. In the 1980s, the building began housing the Salvation Army. The building had been vacant since 2015. In 2018, it was announced that the building would be demolished. The brise-soleil may be reused in the new development. For more, see this website.

Bachman Head Start [gone]
Dallas, TX
The Bachman Head Start building appears to be from the 1960s. I don't know if Bachman was the original tenant. These photos are from 2011. The building was demolished later that year.

211 North Ervay
Dallas, TX
Christian Education
Building [gone]
Dallas, TX
Bullington-Akard Skywalk
Dallas, TX
The 211 North Ervay building was built in 1958. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Christian Education Building was initially built as housing for the Criswell Bible Institute between 1972-1973. This photo is from 2006. This downtown building was significantly remodeled in 2011 for the First Baptist Church Building. These details are gone.

The Bullington-Akard Skywalk connects several downtown buildings as part of the Dallas Pedestrian Network. I think it was build too recently to be mid-century but I'll include it anyway. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Republic National Bank Building
Dallas, TX
The Republic National Bank Building, now the Republic Center, was built in 1954. At the time, it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. It was designed by Harrison and Abramovitz. The building features aluminum panels and a 150 foot tall projecting rooftop beacon. The beacon once revolved and pulsated with neon. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

2626 Building
Dallas, TX
The 2626 Building was built in 1962. [map]

Swiss Ob-Gyn
Dallas, TX
The Swiss Ob-Gyn building was probably built in the 1950s. [map]