Texas Christian University has announced its installation plans for a mural, measuring at least 96 feet in height and 90 feet in width, that will remain in the heart of downtown Fort Worth for at least five years. The mural is slated for completion in early November and will be located on the southeast corner of Throckmorton and 5th streets near Sundance Square.
The design by Trevor Scott, a 2022 graduate of the graphic design program at TCU, will feature the message, “Fort Worth, Home of the Horned Frogs.” Campus icons are showcased, including Frog Fountain and SuperFrog, alongside hallmark Fort Worth locations such as Bass Performance Hall, the West 7th Street bridge and the downtown skyline.
The mural is a gift from TCU to the city in celebration of its historical and integral relationship with Fort Worth as TCU closes out its Sesquicentennial.
“As we set our sights on the next 150 years, it’s fitting to celebrate our deep connection with our city that has done so much for and with TCU,” Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. said. “We are pleased to leave this tangible mark on downtown Fort Worth, just as Horned Frogs leave a lasting positive impact in our community.”
According to the Princeton Review, TCU ranks among the top 10 for “Town and Gown Relations,” an honor bestowed upon universities that maintain a strong and meaningful relationship between their campus and the community. This bond traces back to the early days of TCU’s founding when, in 1869, before founders Addison and Randolph Clark established what would become TCU in Thorp Spring, Texas, the first physical location for TCU in Fort Worth was in downtown Fort Worth. In 1923, during TCU’s Jubilee Year, university students and others gathered downtown for the TCU Jubilee Parade outside First Christian Church, located just a block away from the newest mural site.
Today, the ties between TCU and the city it calls home are stronger than ever. In addition to the mural near Sundance Square, visitors and locals can experience more exciting elements of TCU’s 150th-anniversary finale in the city of Fort Worth, including Frogs on Fourth: A Purple Pop-Up, Sonny Dykes as grand marshal of the downtown Parade of Lights, the annual TCU tree lighting, Botanic Garden’s Lightscape and more.