A breath taking step into the past for our modern world. The Ft. Worth Texas and Pacific Railroad building is now a transit oriented development with the upper floors of the building being turned into luxury condos. On our site visit the gorgeous lobby was being set up for a wedding reception and the family graciously allowed us in to look around.
Designed in 1931 by Wyatt C Hedrick, the building is an excellent example of the Art Deco movement made popular in the 1920’s -30’s. According to the Texas Historic Landmark affixed to the side of the building rail traffic began to decline in the 1950’s and the last passenger train to arrive was in 1967. Today the upper stories of the building are known as the Texas and Pacific Lofts. These luxury loft apartments are in a prime downtown location with a covered portico to reach the trains located across the tunnels. There is also a snack bar and tables in the covered pavilion in the trains waiting area.
According to the Texas Pacific Lofts website the apartments are NY/Soho style lofts with original terrazzo flooring and exposed duct work. These start at $100k so are very reasonably priced. This along with the location near the trains is a very desirable location. A step back in time for our modern lifestyle. Located at 221 West Lancaster Avenue, next to the historic US Post Office. The buildings amenities include 24 hour concierge, deeded parking, business center, owners lounge, courtyards, fitness center and the Trinity railway express commuter light rail in the building.