Condominium in Montgomery Plaza Offers Hip, Happening, and Historical Living

It's always sunny in Fort Worth

Montgomery Plaza built in 1928 (photos: Trey Freeze)

If you have ever been to Fort Worth you will recognize the Montgomery Ward Building.  Built in 1928 on West 7th St., near the Trinity River and downtown Fort Worth, it was one of the regional retail and mail order warehouses for the retail company, Montgomery Ward.  Numerous Fort Worthians will tell of visits to the mammoth building as youngsters with fond memories.

Can you imagine? Love these old photos

Aerial of 1949 flood in Fort Worth; Montgomery Ward Building (photo: Dalworth Restoration)

The building survived The Big Fort Worth Flood of 1949 as well as the Tornado of 2000 … barely.  In 2000 a tornado ripped straight down West 7th St. on its way toward downtown and did a good deal of damage to the building that had been vacant due to the struggles of Montgomery Ward as a retailer.

Doesn't this photo make you wish you knew how to play the piano?

#2450 gives perfect blend of Industrial with Urban-Hip

In 2004 the Montgomery Ward Building became Montgomery Plaza as it went through a drastic transformation from a retailer and warehouse to a hip, hot, and happening residential condominium landmark, starting a renaissance of the West 7th corridor that continues to this day.

With it’s new purpose, the Montgomery Plaza has become the epicenter of urban living, shopping, dining, entertainment, and activities in Fort Worth.

Look no further than the condominium located at 2600 West 7th Street #2450 if you are looking for upscale urban living, convenience, and excitement.

High ceilings and open spaces make #2450 just right

Found on the fourth floor of the building, #2450 is a two-bedroom, two-and-one-half bathroom, high-ceiling, exquisite condominium with amazing downtown views.

Ever changing FW skyline is always a thing of beauty

Did someone say downtown views? Yep…#2450 has those

If you visit condominiums often, you will understand that many have very small closets, bathrooms and storage spaces.  Not this one!  Not only are the rooms well-proportioned for today’s furniture and designed to accommodate multiple guests, but the bathrooms and closet spaces are extremely generous for a condominium of 1,798 square feet.  The kitchen pantry and master closet have been upgraded with California Closet designs to maximize the spaces and to continue the fresh, modern, urban feel that comes with this property.

Just look how much can fit in this space

Pantry of #2450 designed by California Closets

Residents of Montgomery Plaza not only live in the coolest building in Fort Worth, but are privy to a private media room, meeting lounge, putting green, workout room, concierge and of course the rooftop pool.

Wouldn't it be nice?

Luxurious roof top pool, cabanas, putting greens in Montgomery Plaza

While I’m sure the designers and builders of the building in 1928 never conceived that one day their structure would be a landmark residential establishment, I’m sure they would concede that residences of Montgomery Plaza are living in a true Fort Worth landmark.

Soak in your tub with great views of Downtown Fort Worth

Master bathroom at #2450 with soaking tub, double vanities and walk-in frameless shower

Unit #2450 at 2600 West 7th St. is listed by Susanna Gorski Bartolomei of Williams Trew Real Estate for $565,000.  Because it is a 24-hour, privately secured residence, interested parties need to contact a real estate sales professional for a formal tour of the home, as well as the facilities.

That’s all from Tarrant County this week Dirty Readers.  Remember, if you have comments, questions, snide remarks or ideas for future stories – I’m always here to listen!

Seth Fowler is a licensed real estate sales professional with Williams Trew Real Estate in Fort Worth.  Statements and opinions are his own.  Seth has been involved in the home sales and real estate business in DFW since 2004.  He and his family have lived in the Fort Worth area for over 14 years.  Seth also loves bow ties.  You can reach Seth at 817.980.6636 or 

5 Comment

  • My mom would have been so happy to see this. One of her first jobs was there! It’s so encouraging to see these wonderful buildings being preserved… Dallas are you listening?

    • Uh, ever seen Southside on Lamar? Magnolia Station? At least 10 other buildings in Deep Ellum?

    • mm

      I think Dallas does a pretty good job of taking older buildings..they also do fair share of demo and building new, banal structures that are more user-friendly. This building had a lot of challenges but well worth it. Buyers are willing to have a giant concrete pillar going through their home because it gives it a charm and character that today’s new construction doesn’t have…or wouldn’t allow for. Thanks for reading. Seth

  • Cool story. Looking at the first two pics it’s obvious the front of the building has changed with the center section modified and floors removed. Was that the result of the flood or the condo conversion…or?

    • mm

      The flood did some damage back in the ’40s as you can imagine. After the company shut down it just sat there vacant for an number of years until it was developed into condos–and yes, they did some massive cutting and renovations on the site. Pretty amazing to watch! Thanks for reading. Seth