410 W. Seventh Street,
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Built in 1929 by architects Alfred Charles Finn and Wyatt C. Hendrick in 1929, the eighteen story Electric Building and Hollywood Theatre were designed in Art Deco style, with stylized friezes on the building’s exterior of electricity-themed designs.
For four decades, the string of theaters along Seventh Street was Fort Worth’s Broadway, including the Worth, the Palace and the Seventh Street.
In the early 70s, as multiplexes began sprouting up around Fort Worth’s suburbs, the large movie palaces fell into quick decline. The Hollywood was among the last of the major houses to be shuttered, in 1976.
After more than two decades closed and crumbling away, the Electric Building and Hollywood Theatre were renovated into a luxury apartment tower. Unfortunately, while the magnificent Art Deco lobby of the Electric Building was stunningly restored, the former Hollywood Theatre was completely gutted and became a four level parking garage for the apartment building tenants.
The Electric Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
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