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#1 Austin55


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 05:28 PM

The Bartholomew Plan was published in 1927



street plan for major traffic arteries in Fort Worth, Texas developed by urban planner Harland Bartholomew after being commissioned by the city. The report includes a general survey of the city, a study of the current street structure, and a plan for an improved system.

The library has the 168 page plan online, and it is fascinating. I've singled out some slides.



Planned roundabouts, including some which still might get one, 100 years later





The Hemphill-Lamar-Taylor Connector, first proposed 90 years ago





Existing conditions at the time




Growth projections




Pop density



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Posted 31 October 2017 - 06:58 AM

Great historical stuff!  This was a transportation transition era, particularly west of the Mississippi River (and the deep South) in that automobiles came to our region of the country much later than in New York and other eastern states.  So, in the late teens and early 20s, Fort Worth was experiencing the transition from horses and wagons to automobiles.  This 1927 plan is indicative of town fathers trying to deal with traffic growing pains.

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 12:21 AM

It's amazing how many people used to live in the Near Southside based on the population density map.


Historic 1952 imagery shows hundreds of tightly packed single family homes between Vickery and Magnolia. :o Most homes in the area are now gone.

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