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Ridgmar Oil and Gas Building (Texas Crude Oil Company)

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1958, Hedrick and Stanley. 2601 Ridgmar Plaza

Construction of the Dallas–Fort Worth turnpike (now I-30) in the mid-to-late 1950s generated investment and development on the west side of Fort Worth, including the Ridglea Country Club (1954, Burton A. Scott of Los Angeles and Charles E. Armstrong; 3700 Bernie Anderson Avenue) and a proposed Ridgmar commercial development. This office building was constructed by three brothers, Ted, Stanley, and Charles Weiner, for their oil and gas company, Texas Crude Oil. It was the first building in the new subdivision of Ridgmar, six miles west of downtown Fort Worth, developed by Marvin Leonard. A two-story buff brick office block on top of parking and continuously glazed on both east and west facades, the Texas Crude Oil Company Building is prefaced by two brick walls flanking an elegant, trellised, two-story garden entrance court. Red-painted Miesian steel framing defines an open canopied entrance to the front door.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Ridgmar Oil and Gas Building (Texas Crude Oil Company)", [Fort Worth, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 220-220.

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