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#1 lobster

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 01:24 PM

a lil' library research led me to a listing of the very first tenants at 500 Throckmorton in 1974.. lots n' lots n' lots of oil oil oil.. also, it's amazing how much sqft was used for the many departments a bank had back then.. alas, check out some of the tenants on the higher floors.. ring a bell? <_<

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9th: FWNB Trust Dept
10th: FWNB International Correspondence
11th: FWNB Data Processing
I picture the entire 11th floor covered with reel-to-reel machines and huge boxes with randomly flashing lights, all working together to solve some four-digit multiplication problem ;)
12th: FWNB Proof & Transit Mail Room
13th: FWNB Bookkeping & Statement Dept
14th: FWNB Master Chge (?)
15th: FWNB System Procedures & Personnel
16th: Texas American Bancshares Inc Holding Co
17th: Howard W Jennings oil operations
1702 Euramerica Corporation, oil & gas productions
1704 Robert Kline, oil operations
1705 Vacant
1706 William L Rodgers, oil
1707 ASam W Acola, investment properties
1708 Vacant
1709 W B Powell Estate
1710 Combined Oil Co Inc
1711 Vacant
1712 Eugene T Adair, oil
1713 Vacant
1714 Vacant
1715 RAymond C Gee
1715 Guy Price
1718 Lucille H Morris Secreterial Service
1720 Warren Resources Co oil
1721 W H Peterson
1721 Edward P Munson Jr oil
1722 Western Ink adv
1723 Penner Associates Inc, real estate
1725 Touche Ross & Co accountants
1726 Joseph M Myers & Associates, private investigator
1730 William D Johnson geologist
1731 William B Watson petroleum engineering
1735 Fort Worth Travel
18th floor: Vacant
1900 FWNB Building Leasing Office
1901 FWNB Barber Shop
1902 Paine Webber Jackson & Curtis Inc stock brokers
1903 Loyal Travel Inc
1909 Fannin & Fannin lawyers
1910 Reynolds Cattle Co
2000 RMosle rotan Inc
2006 Vacant
2007 Herbert B Fuqua
2010 Ridley W Wheeler Estate oil producers
2012 Robert D Goodrich Estate
2020 W M Fuller oil
2130 Sid W Richardson Foundation
2104 Wilson McGee & Craig lawyers
2200 Arthur Young & Co accountants
2300 Hudson Keltner Smith Cunningham & Payne lawyers
2305 Sproles Woodard Laverty & Ray accountants
2306 Delta Air Lines Inc
2307 Myron A Smith lawyer
2308 H A Hedberg oil prod
2400 George P Hill oil
2402 Texland Petroleum Inc oil prod
2402 Willis E Rector geologist
2403 Henry S Miller Co Realtors
2407 H L Brown Estate
2500 Public Service Life Insurance Co
2600 Law Snakard Brown & Gambill lawyers
2700 Ernst & Ernst accountants
2701 Growald-Schutts Architects
2703 HAusenfluck & Gandy
2800 Matador Oil Corp
2800 FW Production, oil
2801 Lockhart & Company, oil
2802 American Airlins District Sales Office
2803 Houston Hill Estate
2805 Yandell & Hiller Inc consulting
2806 K M McCLain, geologist
2807 Vernon Hulme Numismatic Inc
2808 J C Pace & Co
2900 Arthur S Haddaway, lawyer
2900 Garrett Settle & Callaway lawyers
2902 Brooks Tarlton Gilbert Penner Douglas & Kressler lawyers
2906 Wagner Duer & Co, oil
2907 T F Hodge, oil
2907 Harry S Scaling investments
2908 Fred S Reynolds oil & gas
3000 Mark L Hart r lawyer
3000 Kimbell Oil Co
3000 Sims Oil Co
3002 Dee J Kelly laywer
3005 W Y Harvey Properties
3006 L F Peterson consultatn
3008 International Commodities Service
31st: Perry R Bass oil
31st: Sid W Richardson Inc oil
31st: Sid Richardson Carbon Gas Co Research Dept
31st: Sid Richardson Carbon & Gasoline Co
31st: Bass Enterprises, Productin Co
32nd: Perry R Bass, petroleum engineering
32nd: Sid Richardson Carbon & Gas
32nd: Sid W Richardson Inc offices
33rd: Sid W Richardson Inc offices
34th: Century Two Cub Dining Room
35th: Century Two Club private club

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 03:17 PM

2600 Law Snakard Brown & Gambill layers


My father had one of the west facing corner offices. Dinner at CII used to be something special.

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 03:31 PM

L O B S !

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P L A Y

A

G A M E ?

- Joshua, trapped inside the walls of the 11th floor.


H E L P

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 04:08 PM

I picture the entire 11th floor covered with reel-to-reel machines and huge boxes with randomly flashing lights, all working together to solve some four-digit multiplication problem


All of a sudden I'm feeling old; I've actually used mag tapes the size of small pizzas on Honeywells that were big enough to squish a person. Loaded programs with hole punched Mylar tapes; the replacements for those systems were naturally bigger, one could raise the temperature in a room 30 degrees within the first hour after turn-on. We thought it was so cool that if you reversed the cooling system it hovered just enough for one person to push it across the floor. ...sounded like a jet starting up.

Now it fits on a keychain. ;)

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 04:35 PM

Loaded programs with hole punched Mylar tapes; the replacements for those systems were naturally bigger

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Hole punches aye? Did you used to program with Ada Lovelace?

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 04:37 PM

L  O  B  S  !
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Posted 12 April 2005 - 05:28 PM

tcole, one of my best friends fathers is one of the founders of Law Snakard Brown & Gambill... her dad is the "Gambill".

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 08:24 PM

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 12:09 AM

In my undergraduate days, I used to make some good money typing data onto punch cards for graduate students' theses and dissertations. My how times have changed!

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 12:35 AM

In my undergraduate days, I used to make some good money typing data onto punch cards for graduate students' theses and dissertations. My how times have changed!

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Was that right after you dropped MAD Napier's Rods skills on them. :(

How could you have found so much time to punch all them cards up like that and STILL catch new shows of THE MONKEES ? :no:
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 12:09 PM

tcole, one of my best friends fathers is one of the founders of Law Snakard Brown & Gambill... her dad is the "Gambill".


Yeah, I know them too. But he was not one of the "founders" of the firm - just one of the "name" partners. The current firm's composition dates roughly to the mid 60's, resulting from the merger of Stone, Parker, Snakard, Friedman (former FW mayor) & Brown (one of my godfathers) and Tilley, Hyder & Law. Excerpt from lawsnakard.com.

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 03:21 PM

gotcha... i just assumed he was a founder since his name was in the name... they're great people.

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 07:59 PM

Willy:

For the most part that is usually a pretty safe assumption - there are not that many law firms that trace their histories back over 100 years in FW today, and most that do still have the founding names, i.e Cantey and Hanger.

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 02:44 AM

In my undergraduate days, I used to make some good money typing data onto punch cards for graduate students' theses and dissertations. My how times have changed!

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Was that right after you dropped MAD Napier's Rods skills on them. :red:

How could you have found so much time to punch all them cards up like that and STILL catch new shows of THE MONKEES ? :roflol:

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We're talking the very early '80s here. Maybe UT, Rice, and A&M were on the ARPANET back then, but data storage had a cost. For most folk who were not at major corporate or research institiutions , dealing with punch cards was commonplace., I attended Sul Ross State in Alpine. You must realize that in those days punch cards were the rule rather than the exception. It was the way everyone entered their programs and data.

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 12:36 PM

In my undergraduate days, I used to make some good money typing data onto punch cards for graduate students' theses and dissertations. My how times have changed!

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Was that right after you dropped MAD Napier's Rods skills on them. :red:

How could you have found so much time to punch all them cards up like that and STILL catch new shows of THE MONKEES ? :roflol:

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We're talking the very early '80s here. Maybe UT, Rice, and A&M were on the ARPANET back then, but data storage had a cost. For most folk who were not at major corporate or research institiutions , dealing with punch cards was commonplace., I attended Sul Ross State in Alpine. You must realize that in those days punch cards were the rule rather than the exception. It was the way everyone entered their programs and data.

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I hear Alpine is a really nice place to visit. Thay have state parks near by and plenty of scenery, and the ORIGINAL REATTA. FWAF tour stop anyone?
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Posted 15 April 2005 - 01:08 AM

I hear Alpine is a really nice place to visit. Thay have state parks near by and plenty of scenery, and the ORIGINAL REATTA. FWAF tour stop anyone?

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Alpine is probably too far for a forum trip. The round trip would be murder and would kill any attempt to actually spending time seeing or doing anything here for a simple day trip. You would at least need to spend a weekend to truly appreciate the town and allow for travelling.

Yes, there are many state and national parks nearby, with the caveat that "nearby" in Trans-Pecos terminology is not how most people would envision the expression.

Furthermore, most communities in the tri-county Big Bend/Davis Mountain region are either thriving or at least holding their own economically and with regards to population. On the way out here, you will travel through hundreds of miles of West Texas where nearly every other town is litterally shrinking, drying out, and blowing away in the wind. Our unique geography makes us an oasis in this desolation as disillusioned former urbanites, retirees, and immigrants choose this as a place to relocate. Having said that, understand that its still not an economic Shangri-La--adult family wage earners often dominate in jobs that in Fort Worth would normally be performed by part-time teenage students.

The Reatta in Alpine really is nice. About half of the seating is outside in the "Beer Garden" where shaded tables are arranged in the open air. The rest of the restaurant is in an historic house in the center of town with all of the charm that comes from that setting.

The towns in the tri-county area also all have bustling downtowns as all have somehow managed to fight off Wal-Mart's many attempts at encroachment. There are very few boarded up or closed storefronts in any of the towns around here.

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 06:48 AM

normanfd --

you ever been to the observatory down there?

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 07:10 AM

I had to get involved in this...I'm from Alpine as well, and have some land West of Marfa where I get out every few months. Great weather, even better mountain scenery, and some of the best people you could meet (along with a few wacko's). The observatory is great - it's hard to imagine that it's in Texas if you've never been out there and seen the Davis Mountains. It's pretty cool to be able to see 80 miles in every direction, which is possible from many mountains out there on a clear day.

And if you're into modern/minimalist art, Marfa is quickly becoming a Mecca. Most of the locals I know grudgingly accept the Houston and Dallas doctors and lawyers that are buying up all the land out there. On one hand, it's nice to get great restaurants, bookstores, etc. But on the other hand, taxes and price of living is shooting up as well.

Great area though.

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 11:51 PM

Why not make it a WEEKEND thing, and roll up on the set with THE CREW here?

My family had visited Alpine and Davis Mountains before. Driving in from San Antonio, I-10 . Wonderful pic's, absolutely love it.

They checked out the McDonald's (Night time?) Observatory, interesting. They said that it was better than the one near the Hollywood Hills, which I sent them too see. It was the one where " A Rebel Without a Cause " was filmed.
The name of the place escapes me, must be the Fiesta Week setting in. Oh, I'm in SA this weekend. ;)

Marfa. I heard about that place, the Marfa Lights right? THAT WOULD BE COOL TO VISIT at night. Our own version of X-Files/ Area 51 venue here in Texas. :huh:

I love the Hill Country parts and the Vast West Texas Plains , coming in from El Paso. Monstrous Mountains and WONDEROUS plains and escarpments welcome ALL who visit this great state's bountie's. Right off of old I-10. If a field trip is ever in order, like Kerrville Tour-Bus style, I'm GAME. :swg:
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Posted 16 April 2005 - 12:50 AM

normanfd --

you ever been to the observatory down there?

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Yes, of course! It's especially wonderful when some major once-in a lifetime astronomical event happens with advanced billing such as the collision of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter.


I had to get involved in this...I'm from Alpine as well, and have some land West of Marfa where I get out every few months.  Great weather, even better mountain scenery, and some of the best people you could meet (along with a few wacko's).  The observatory is great - it's hard to imagine that it's in Texas if you've never been out there and seen the Davis Mountains.  It's pretty cool to be able to see 80 miles in every direction, which is possible from many mountains out there on a clear day.

And if you're into modern/minimalist art, Marfa is quickly becoming a Mecca.  Most of the locals I know grudgingly accept the Houston and Dallas doctors and lawyers that are buying up all the land out there.  On one hand, it's nice to get great restaurants, bookstores, etc.  But on the other hand, taxes and price of living is shooting up as well.

Great area though.

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Marfa, more so than any other town out here, has been completely transformed within the last 20 years. In the 1980s, Marfa was a very bleak looking town with an economy dominated by drug traffic and people on public assistance through welfare or unemployment. Since then, Marfa has used the arts community as a basis to completely transform the town. It is now a very attractive community. If the downtown property owners would have the common sense to sell as condos or rent all those second story spaces above their storefronts that are ubiquitious throughout the center of town, Marfa would become such an incredible place!

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 10:27 PM

Does JJeff (Bojangles) Walker still play out there these days, in Terlingua Days or Festival, Right? He was quite a hoot in Kerrville '97 for the 4th of July Guadalupe River party. B)
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Posted 18 April 2005 - 02:06 AM

As much as I really like Terlingua, I don't keep up with their entertainment scene. It's just too far to spend an evening drinking responsibly without spending the night there and losing work hours the next day.

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 06:31 PM

QUOTE (lobster @ Apr 12 2005, 02:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
a lil' library research led me to a listing of the very first tenants at 500 Throckmorton in 1974.. lots n' lots n' lots of oil oil oil.. also, it's amazing how much sqft was used for the many departments a bank had back then.. alas, check out some of the tenants on the higher floors.. ring a bell? wink.gif

3rd: FWNB Cafeteria
5th: FWNB Engine Room
6th: FWNB Commercial Loans
7th: FWNB Marketing
8th: FWNB Trust Dept
9th: FWNB Trust Dept
10th: FWNB International Correspondence
11th: FWNB Data Processing
I picture the entire 11th floor covered with reel-to-reel machines and huge boxes with randomly flashing lights, all working together to solve some four-digit multiplication problem rollwink.gif
12th: FWNB Proof & Transit Mail Room
13th: FWNB Bookkeping & Statement Dept
14th: FWNB Master Chge (?)
15th: FWNB System Procedures & Personnel
16th: Texas American Bancshares Inc Holding Co
17th: Howard W Jennings oil operations
1702 Euramerica Corporation, oil & gas productions
1704 Robert Kline, oil operations
1705 Vacant
1706 William L Rodgers, oil
1707 ASam W Acola, investment properties
1708 Vacant
1709 W B Powell Estate
1710 Combined Oil Co Inc
1711 Vacant
1712 Eugene T Adair, oil
1713 Vacant
1714 Vacant
1715 RAymond C Gee
1715 Guy Price
1718 Lucille H Morris Secreterial Service
1720 Warren Resources Co oil
1721 W H Peterson
1721 Edward P Munson Jr oil
1722 Western Ink adv
1723 Penner Associates Inc, real estate
1725 Touche Ross & Co accountants
1726 Joseph M Myers & Associates, private investigator
1730 William D Johnson geologist
1731 William B Watson petroleum engineering
1735 Fort Worth Travel
18th floor: Vacant
1900 FWNB Building Leasing Office
1901 FWNB Barber Shop
1902 Paine Webber Jackson & Curtis Inc stock brokers
1903 Loyal Travel Inc
1909 Fannin & Fannin lawyers
1910 Reynolds Cattle Co
2000 RMosle rotan Inc
2006 Vacant
2007 Herbert B Fuqua
2010 Ridley W Wheeler Estate oil producers
2012 Robert D Goodrich Estate
2020 W M Fuller oil
2130 Sid W Richardson Foundation
2104 Wilson McGee & Craig lawyers
2200 Arthur Young & Co accountants
2300 Hudson Keltner Smith Cunningham & Payne lawyers
2305 Sproles Woodard Laverty & Ray accountants
2306 Delta Air Lines Inc
2307 Myron A Smith lawyer
2308 H A Hedberg oil prod
2400 George P Hill oil
2402 Texland Petroleum Inc oil prod
2402 Willis E Rector geologist
2403 Henry S Miller Co Realtors
2407 H L Brown Estate
2500 Public Service Life Insurance Co
2600 Law Snakard Brown & Gambill lawyers
2700 Ernst & Ernst accountants
2701 Growald-Schutts Architects
2703 HAusenfluck & Gandy
2800 Matador Oil Corp
2800 FW Production, oil
2801 Lockhart & Company, oil
2802 American Airlins District Sales Office
2803 Houston Hill Estate
2805 Yandell & Hiller Inc consulting
2806 K M McCLain, geologist
2807 Vernon Hulme Numismatic Inc
2808 J C Pace & Co
2900 Arthur S Haddaway, lawyer
2900 Garrett Settle & Callaway lawyers
2902 Brooks Tarlton Gilbert Penner Douglas & Kressler lawyers
2906 Wagner Duer & Co, oil
2907 T F Hodge, oil
2907 Harry S Scaling investments
2908 Fred S Reynolds oil & gas
3000 Mark L Hart r lawyer
3000 Kimbell Oil Co
3000 Sims Oil Co
3002 Dee J Kelly laywer
3005 W Y Harvey Properties
3006 L F Peterson consultatn
3008 International Commodities Service
31st: Perry R Bass oil
31st: Sid W Richardson Inc oil
31st: Sid Richardson Carbon Gas Co Research Dept
31st: Sid Richardson Carbon & Gasoline Co
31st: Bass Enterprises, Productin Co
32nd: Perry R Bass, petroleum engineering
32nd: Sid Richardson Carbon & Gas
32nd: Sid W Richardson Inc offices
33rd: Sid W Richardson Inc offices
34th: Century Two Cub Dining Room
35th: Century Two Club private club


In response to the other thread, Former Bank One Building had gone Condo...

I have heard many times that the 34th floor Century Two club was located on the 34th floor. I think this is the first place I saw that. In this old post by Lobster of a building directory it shows the Century Two Club on the 34th and 35th floor. I have talked to a few people that remember it this way. Those people said eventually it was Century Two Club on 34 with Reata on 35. I have no personal recollection of the Century Two Club as the Luby's is about the fanciest place I have ever been to. (For real, up to a few years ago.)
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Posted 03 May 2009 - 09:38 PM

Even though I posted earlier this week that the Century II Club was on 35, I did have some vague recollection that the club was on two levels. I was only up there once, and I think that was around 1978. It's just been too long for me to remember the layout of the club, even though I remember why I was there.




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