The Flatiron Building

No, not the one in New York.

Although decidedly less famous than its New York City inspiration, this hidden gem in downtown Fort Worth is one of my all-time favorites. The 1907 replica was designed by local architectural firm Sanguinet & Staats, including curious details like carved panther heads and pre-Nazi swastikas. Built by a Fort Worth physician, it seems only fitting that Fort Worth neurosurgeon Dr. George S. Cravens purchased the building in 1994. Documenting the decade-long, multi-million dollar restoration effort, Cravens notably kept a number of the Renaissance Revival building’s historic elements even as he converted the building into a penthouse, apartments, and event space.

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