The Story

For nearly 100 years this site operated as the Masonic Widows and Orphans Home, later known as the Masonic Home and School of Texas. The school fielded a football team known as the Mighty Mites, a ragtag bunch of orphans playing against elite schools throughout the state. The Mighty Mites qualified for the state playoffs ten times under Coach Rusty Russell, and played Corsicana High School to a tie in the 1932 State Championship game. When funding for the orphanage dried up, the Masons closed the school and sold the land to a developer in 2005.

Today, Renaissance Square is 180 acres of the future of Fort Worth. A massive mixed use community in the middle of the city, Renaissance Square is home to The Shoppes- 300,000 sf of brand new shopping, dining, and entertainment, with 200,000 sf more on the drawing board; The Villages- 80 acres of land zoned and ready for development into single family homes, townhomes, apartments, and senior living; and The Suites- 20 acres of land perfectly situated for light office use. And given its close proximity to downtown and metropolitan services, Renaissance Square is the perfect location for new, urban living- a self-contained community with easy access to downtown Fort Worth and all of the Metroplex..

Early artist's rendering of The Shoppes at Renaissance Square

"The Mighty 12"