Mid-Century Modern Main

6421 Camp Bowie Fort Worth Texas, 1957

Designed by the Houston architectural firm of MacKie & Kamrath and constructed in 1956-57, this building was originally home office headquarters for Commercial Standard Insurance Company. Karl Kamrath of MacKie & Kamrath was heavily influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright and devoted himself to Wright's usonian style of architecture after meeting Wright in 1946.

"MacKie and Kamrath's buildings were consistently Wrightian in character; they displayed a predilection for horizontal alignment, dramatic structural engineering, and finely executed material and ornamental detailing." from the Handbook of Texas Online Biography of Fred Kamrath.

MacKie & Kamrath also designed Congregation Emanu El in Houston. Check out the history section of their web site for a few pictures of their synagogue.

If you are in the Dallas Fort Worth area it's worth driving over to take a look at this building in person. It has been very well preserved and it quite impressive.

Two Dozen Detail Photos. Click Any To See Larger.