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#109131 Red brick house near Ridglea Country Club?

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on Yesterday, 10:34 PM in Local History

And yet another view of those apartments, apparently under construction. The date given, 19/01/1960, obviously is not when they were built. I think the true date is inside the identifier number of 10009528

AR406-1-26-50.
 



#109121 Fort Worth Confidential

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 23 February 2018 - 11:10 PM in Local History

What happened to page 209?

Today both were gone. I hope that will be the last time.




#109118 Fort Worth Confidential

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 23 February 2018 - 03:00 PM in Local History

Should anyone be interested, a dealer at the Montgomery St. Antique Mall, "The Marshal's Books And..", has a copy for $9.95.



#109058 Red brick house near Ridglea Country Club?

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 20 February 2018 - 11:39 AM in Local History

From the Camp Bowie Boulevard Facebook page. The caption in Juliet George's book, page 104, reads, "planners of Ridglea Presbyterian Church meet in the grass-covered lot where they would build a chapel..." I believe the house in the background is one of the two that faced south on Sunset. This is circa 1942-43, making it perhaps the earliest of the group.  https://www.facebook...?type=3




#109057 Red brick house near Ridglea Country Club?

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 20 February 2018 - 11:29 AM in Local History

I remember the ones in the northernmost block looked different from the rest and were torn down many years earlier. They looked like some on Byers or Bryce in Arlington Heights that still stand today. Mid-century apartment complexes don't seem to have a high survival rate.




#109037 Red brick house near Ridglea Country Club?

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 19 February 2018 - 09:37 AM in Local History

Another aerial from that same flight with a better view of those apartments. Note the unpaved streets in Como: http://library.uta.e...0180666d3db.jpg




#109036 Red brick house near Ridglea Country Club?

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 19 February 2018 - 09:33 AM in Local History

I recall seeing a 1943 Ashburn's map that had that area marked "polo grounds". I have also seen a 1953 issue of This Month in Fort Worth with a photograph of those apartments calling them "new". My memories are subject to revision by the passing years, of course.




#109034 The old wooden train trestle bridge

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 18 February 2018 - 11:05 PM in Local History

No, this is where 377 passes over UP (former T&P) and Walnut Creek north of Benbrook. I've been to that trestle before (and before I knew what happened there). It's one of three that pass over Walnut Creek. It and the one over where Aledo Road used to pass through the creek are concrete and steel affairs built in 1943 like the one over Mary's Creek to the east. The wooden trestle is in South Z. Boaz Park.




#109021 The old wooden train trestle bridge

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 17 February 2018 - 06:48 PM in Local History

Browsing through the Facebook group Fort Worth Memories and History, I found a photo of a S-T clipping about the November 1955 incident. Two ten year old boys, Jon Scott Haasch and James Albert Corbin, were killed on the Walnut Creek bridge west of the park beneath the 377 overpass. A third boy, younger brother to James, survived, apparently without injury. 




#108905 Red brick house near Ridglea Country Club?

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 11 February 2018 - 11:54 PM in Local History

A 1955 aerial of that block: 

 

http://library.uta.e...5124d9eb840.jpg




#108735 Fort Worth Drive-In Theatres

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 03 February 2018 - 11:15 PM in Local History

The theater in the photograph is south of the T&P tracks, between them and Rosedale/Tension and wedged against the underpass, which is to the east. The screen faces south or southeast. I'll bet it was mighty entertaining for moviegoers when trains went by.

I once noticed on each side of the underpass plaques by the TX highway dept. indicating that it had been built in, I think, 1942. Or '43. WW2, anyway.

Kind of OT but I was burrowing through the UTA Library collection and found this pic of that underpass from 1940: http://library.uta.e...da8f12f859f.jpg




#108689 Fort Worth in cinema history

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 01 February 2018 - 12:09 AM in Local History

https://en.wikipedia...are_Dance_(film) Set in and filmed in FW, at least partly. 




#108688 Fort Worth in cinema history

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 31 January 2018 - 11:57 PM in Local History

we can't forget this one...   

 

I watched them shoot the final scene where everyone gathered around Peter Ustinov at the bottom of the Water Garden.




#108344 Urban legends

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 16 January 2018 - 09:15 PM in Local History

 

An old chum swears there is a lake under the Weatherford (sic) circle.

That Procter & Gamble rumor was started by a secret cabal of Amway distributors.

The Weatherford Traffic Circle has been gone for over 60 years. You maybe referring to the Benbrook Traffic Circle (to the south) and there is no lake underneath it.

 

That's why I put (sic) after Weatherford. Do you know what (sic) means?




#107678 Memory of Christmas long ago

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 06 December 2017 - 11:54 PM in Local History

I forgot to bump this up last year. That must be why Santa left coal in my stocking.




#107382 Fort Worth Confidential

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 18 November 2017 - 09:24 PM in Local History

What happened to page 209?




#107381 Western Hills North: Prince Domino Return Memorial

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 18 November 2017 - 09:07 PM in Residential

I recall the original monument being a tapering stack of pink bricks. It was taller than now.




#106640 Montgomery St. Antique Mall

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 15 October 2017 - 08:25 PM in Local History

Then again, if it was a stable you'd expect to see horsies out in the daytime. But what else might have a track like that?




#106626 Montgomery St. Antique Mall

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 14 October 2017 - 09:05 PM in Local History

The track just suggests a stable to me.




#106612 Montgomery St. Antique Mall

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 13 October 2017 - 08:14 PM in Local History

No wonder I didn't recognize it.




#106608 Montgomery St. Antique Mall

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 13 October 2017 - 05:47 PM in Local History

Looks like a stable across the tracks. I wonder what the octagon thingie was.




#106574 Montgomery St. Antique Mall

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 12 October 2017 - 09:17 PM in Local History

And two aerials, June 1955:  http://library.uta.e...0abc7600e14.jpg                               http://library.uta.e...c6a36159ddd.jpg




#106573 Montgomery St. Antique Mall

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 12 October 2017 - 09:09 PM in Local History

Here it is under construction, April 1954: http://library.uta.e...51ffcbd7202.jpg




#104564 Fort Worth Confidential

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 28 July 2017 - 08:22 PM in Local History

It's not a hard book to find. Dallas doesn't come off well at all. I've always been curious about the story hinted at in the second paragraph.




#104543 Fort Worth Confidential

Posted by Ghost Writer in Disguise on 27 July 2017 - 09:21 PM in Local History

From U.S.A. Confidential by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer, Crown Publishers, 1952 (Hoping this is public domain by now and not against forum rules).

 

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