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dc.creatorWyatt C. Hedrick (American architect, active in Texas, 1888-1964)
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dc.date.available2016-02-19T21:57:30Z
dc.identifierttu_sasser_000082
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/66266
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dc.languageen
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dc.titleAviation Building
vra.imageagentElizabeth Sasser
vra.imagerightsElizabeth Sasser
vra.workculturalcontextAmerican
vra.workdate1930, demolished July 23, 1978
vra.workdescriptionFort Worth Architect Wyatt C. Hedrick designed this 16 story building in the Zig Zag Moderne Art Deco style. It featured a beautiful lobby and a beautiful entrance that featured gold eagles and Aztec Indians. Also at the entrance was an aluminum grille that featured Aztec and Mayan Indian symbols and images. The same theme continued into the lobby of the building. The base and top of the building were each 3 stories high. Between the 13th and 14th floors, prow shaped lighting fixtures illuminated the upper three floors at night on the 7th and Main Street facades of the building. Southern Air Transport, a forerunner to American Airlines was one of the original tenants of the building. After the 1930's the building was sold and became home to several insurance companies. The building was also known as the Commercial Standard Insurance Building and the Trans American Life Building. Trans American was the last owner of the structure and they erected a 7 story neon sign on the 7th & Main corner. They also installed a large multi story sign on the east side of the building, covering almost all of that facade. The building was purchased in 1978 by the Continental National Bank for purposes of building their new home at this location. Continental Plaza (now Carter+Burgess Plaza) opened on this site in 1982.
vra.worklocationFort Worth, Texas, United States
vra.workstyleperiodArt Deco
vra.worktitleAviation Building
vra.workworktypeskyscrapers
vra.workworktypeoffice buildings
vra.workdate.century20th century
vra.workclassificationArchitecture and City Planning
vra.worklocation.noteNE corner of 7th & Main
dc.contributor.creatorElizabeth Sasser
dc.contributor.creatorWyatt C. Hedrick (American architect, active in Texas, 1888-1964)


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