Encourage the Ft Worth ISD Board of Education to vote FOR respecting the distinct quality and history of Farrington Field and Billingsley Field/Gym
The trustees of the Fort Worth Independent School District are the stewards of an important collection of historic school buildings, athletic buildings and other structures. These buildings and places have inspired generations, and they still inspire the students of today. A few of the FWISD buildings are designated, protecting them from demolition, inappropriate additions and insensitive alternations; but the majority are not, including the ones below. • Farrington Field (c.1938) and Billingsley Field House directly behind it are endangered due to development pressure to the north. These two athletic facilities each sit on a large site, with an even larger parking lot between them. Two important individuals were instrumental in the design of Farrington Field, Preston M. Geren the consulting architect and Fort Worth Circle artist Evaline Sellers, who designed the bas-relief panels of athletic figures. Billingsley Field is named after Jack A. Billingsley, a FWISD teacher and coach who served as a principal, athletic director and assistant superintendent for the Fort Worth public schools. Please add your name, if you would like to protect Farrington Field and the Billingsley Field House for future generations through designation as Historic & Cultural Landmarks of the City of Fort Worth.