Fort Worth Public Market

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Fort Worth Public Market
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Public Market in 2017
Fort Worth Public Market is located in Texas
Fort Worth Public Market
Fort Worth Public Market
Fort Worth Public Market is located in the United States
Fort Worth Public Market
Fort Worth Public Market
Location1400 Henderson St.,
Fort Worth, Texas
Coordinates32°44′39″N 97°20′16″W / 32.74417°N 97.33778°W / 32.74417; -97.33778Coordinates: 32°44′39″N 97°20′16″W / 32.74417°N 97.33778°W / 32.74417; -97.33778
Arealess than one acre
Built1930 (1930)
ArchitectB. Gaylord Noftsger
EngineerQuisle & Andrews
Architectural styleMission/Spanish Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival
NRHP reference #84001981[1]
RTHL #2031
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 5, 1984
Designated RTHL1980

Fort Worth Public Market is a historic farmers' market and retail building located in Fort Worth, Texas. The building was designed by B. Gaylord Noftsger, a native of Oklahoma City. Developer John J. Harden, also from Oklahoma, spent $150,000 on the building, which opened to the public on June 20, 1930. The building is noted for its terracotta tile and multi-colored tile roof. The main tower is decorated with terracotta columns and pilasters. The building housed various businesses such as grocers, bakers and butchers. At its peak, the Public Market had space for 145 farmer and vendor stalls and 30 permanent retail shops.

The building was purchased in 1944 by R.C. Bowen of Bowen Properties; in 2010 a fire destroyed a shed behind the main building. In 2012 the building was purchased by oil and gas mogul Bob Simpson, who sold the building to MC Estates in 2014.[2][3] It was named a Texas Historical Landmark in 1980 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in July 5, 1984.[4]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ Baker, Sandra (2014-06-30). "Simpson Sells Fort Worth Public Market Building". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  3. ^ Francis, Robert (2014-06-30). "Simpson Sells Historic Public Market Building". Fort Worth Business Press. Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  4. ^ Wilcox, Theresa (2012-04-25). "Shells of Our City: Fort Worth Public Market". NBC Dallas-Fort Worth. Retrieved 2018-01-29.

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