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
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?