The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame honors Texas men and women who have excelled in the sport and business of rodeo, and the western lifestyle. A few of our Inductees include: Nolan Ryan, Tommy Lee Jones, Trevor Brazile, George Strait, Barry Corbin, and Red Steagall. The building housing Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame is one of the horse and mule barns of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. Originally built in 1888, these barns housed over 3,000 horses and mules. The original wooden barns that stood in this location were lost March 14, 1911 when a spark from a passing train ignited a fire. They were rebuilt and completed in March 1912 and considered the first "fire proof" barns. The bricks, columns, metal doors, cat-walks, and cinder blocks seen here are all original architecture of yesteryear.