Details for Texas Garden Clubs, Inc., Headquarters (Atlas Number 5507016969)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016969

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Marker Number 16969
Atlas Number 5507016969
Marker Title Texas Garden Clubs, Inc., Headquarters
Index Entry Texas Garden Clubs, Inc., Headquarters
Address 3111 Old Garden Road
City Fort Worth
County Tarrant
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 653314
UTM Northing 3623505
Subject Codes Botany, women, building
Marker Year 2011
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 3111 Old Garden Road, Fort Worth
Marker Size RTHL medallion and 16" x 12" plaque
Marker Text GARDEN CLUBS HAVE BEEN POPULAR FOR WOMEN INTERESTED IN GARDENING AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN. THE CLUBS HAVE ALSO SUCCESSFULLY ADVANCED SUCH STATEWIDE EFFORTS AS CONSERVATION, HIGHWAY BEAUTIFICATION, WILDFLOWER PROTECTION, COMMUNITY LANDSCAPE AND GARDEN THERAPY. THE TEXAS FEDERATION OF GARDEN CLUBS (LATER TEXAS GARDEN CLUBS, INC.) FORMED IN 1929 AND WAS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF NATIONAL GARDEN CLUBS, INC. ROBERT P. WOLTZ, JR. DESIGNED THE GROUP’S HEADQUARTERS IN 1959. THE ONE-STORY RANCH STYLE BUILDING FEATURES AN ELONGATED FORM, LOW-PITCHED ROOF WITH OVERHANGING EAVES, A SANDSTONE AND REDWOOD EXTERIOR, AND OPEN INTERIOR SPACES.