Forest Park Tower, originally named Forest Park Apartments, is a 12 story treasure located only half a block from the entrance gate to Forest Park in Fort Worth, Texas. The steel framed brick building with cast stone trim was designed by Dallas architect Verne E. Shanklin and developed by Humphrey and Churchill also from Dallas. Construction of the building began in 1927 but the stock market crash of 1929 caused this rare example of a 1920’s high rise apartment building to be a late bloomer when she finally opened in 1930.
At 12 stories, the Forest Park Tower has a commanding presence over Forest Park and the south side of the city. A one, two and three bedroom apartment built on each floor now accommodates 36 high rise condominium homes.
The building has a basement and underground parking and each home features original wood flooring and original tile in the bathrooms.
Thanks to the "T" shaped structure, each home has a view in three directions. The upper floor views of Forest Park, the Trinity River, the south side of the city and downtown surely influenced former residents Ben Hogan and General John Hulen to call Forest Park Tower home.
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