Details for Fairfield Gates Apartments (Atlas Number 5507017336)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507017336


Marker Number 17336
Atlas Number 5507017336
Marker Title Fairfield Gates Apartments
Index Entry Fairfield Gates Apartments
Address 3200 Fairfield Avenue
City Fort Worth
County Tarrant
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes Buidling, Mediterranean and Spanish Revival
Marker Year 2012
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Southwest corner of Fairfield Ave and Greenway Ave
Marker Size RTHL Medallion & plaque
Marker Text A. C. (Clayton) Luther purchased large land parcels west of Fort Worth, and in 1942 began building Ridglea Village Shopping Center. Luther, J.T. Luther and Earl Wilson formed Luther Brothers and Wilson Company. The Luther Brothers, Wilson and the Hank Green Group built the Western Hills Hotel and a Country Club. In the 1950s, Fairfield Gates Apartments was created for J.T. Luther and Earl Wilson as a private family residence. Architect Al Komatsu designed a modern property with Mediterranean and Spanish Revival style elements, including a clay tile hipped roof, heavy timber balconies, and tile and stone courtyards and patios.