Fort Worth's Most Endangered Places 2011

Victorian Inn Apartments, 1800 Hemphill St.

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The Victorian Inn

The Victorian Inn - Rear View

Most recently used as a motel, the 1922 Victorian Inn Apartment Building is a contributing structure to the Fairmount/Southside National Register & Local Historic District. The building is clad in red brick with cast stone trim, and features stepped parapets and large brackets. It stands out as one of the few remaining historic buildings on Hemphill Street.

This two-story craftsman-styled apartment building was built for the Management Company of Texas. Each apartment was equipped with a full kitchen, a living room, a dining room and either one or two bedrooms. All tenants had covered parking.

The Victorian Inn Apartments are the victim of long-term neglect. Closed by the City of Fort Worth for numerous structural and health violations, the building has been vacant for many years. It is adjacent to the high-styled homes that line Chase Court and stands out as one of the few, remaining, historic, commercial buildings on Hemphill Street. It desperately needs a new owner who will restore it for continued use.