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#1 John T Roberts

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 09:53 PM

This is good news for the industrial area bounded by Seminary Drive, Granbury Road, and McCart.  NT Windows is seeking a tax abatement from the City of Fort Worth to relocate to the old S&H Green Stamp Warehouse and Distribution Center at 2900 W. Seminary Drive.  The Business Press article states the building was built in 1958, but it actually was present in the Historicaerials.com photograph from 1956.  By 1963, it had been nearly doubled in size.  In 2009, the addition was demolished for a gas drilling pad.

 

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 10:52 PM

Right down the road from me. always wondered what that building was, never could find info on it till now.



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Posted 21 January 2018 - 11:15 PM

The old timers here in Fort Worth could tell you about it.  My mother used to drag me over there to redeem her stamps for merchandise.



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Posted 22 January 2018 - 12:36 AM

So what caused it to be abandoned

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:58 AM

So what caused it to be abandoned


S&H Green Stamps are a discontinued line of trading stamps popular in the United States from the 1930s until the late 1980s.


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:49 AM

After S&H Green Stamps closed, the building was used by other companies.  I think Pier 1 Imports even had a warehouse in the building for a while.  After Chesapeake Energy purchased the site for a gas drilling well, they demolished about half of the building (last major addition) and then the rest sat vacant.



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 01:03 AM

oh, thats interesting. been here for decades, guess I never paid attention to it, other than just always seeing it empty, haha



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:45 AM

Yeah.  JAB

 

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:05 AM

I can remember going to that Green Stamps store with my mom in the mid-80s to redeem stamps.



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:47 AM

I seem to remember ordering stuff through the mail for Green Stamps, but maybe that's wrong.  I can't remember a Green Stamps showroom near my house growing up.

 

In a similar vein, I remember my dad smoked Garcia Y Vega cigars (I know... yuck) and we got all kinds of stuff through them (he probably smoked too much).  My first radio, my first cassette player were paid for by cigar bands.  They were off-brand stuff with with the Channel Master name (apparently they still make TV antennas).  The items I got from them were actually pretty good quality.


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