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#1 bburton

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Posted 20 May 2006 - 08:26 PM

I've researched but cannot discover the history behind these two items:

What's the name of this old Victorian house on Samuels Avenue on the Trinity River Bluffs?

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What's the story behind this "flagpole" on the eastern side of the Tarrant County Courthouse which looks like a ship's mast?

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 07:20 PM

Can't answer the second question, but the Samuels house is referred to as the "Kelly House." It's on the national historic register (I think, John, correct me? maybe just Texas?) and it was inherited by two brothers many years ago. It is SO beautiful, but in need of SO much work...probably in the same dollar magnitude as Thistle Hill...maybe a little less, but only by the work that needs to be done to be open to the public. (ADA, etc.)

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 09:51 PM

The Kelly House was originally built for Mr. and Mrs. William Garvey.

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 09:42 AM

What's the name of this old Victorian house on Samuels Avenue on the Trinity River Bluffs?

There was some renovation a few years ago. As you may guess. I't did'nt do a lot to help

What's the story behind this "flagpole" on the eastern side of the Tarrant County Courthouse which looks like a ship's mast?

I think is has to do with the 1999 150th Birthday of Fort Worth. And it may be a recreation of the flagpoll that was put up at the Fort. That would become Fort Worth. That's my Guess.


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Posted 22 May 2006 - 11:21 AM

I could have sworn I read a plaque at the courthouse that tells what the mast is. Can't drive over there soon, but if nobody else beats me to it I can try to get a photo.
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Posted 22 May 2006 - 12:54 PM

I seem to remember Judge King (a real history buff) saying that the flagpole is a replica of one at the old fort. There's an interesting exhibit just past the metal detector in the courthouse with artifacts from the old fort - uniforms, guns and such - along with a model.

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 09:54 PM

Thanks for the info, fellow forumites. I found the following information about the flagpole on: http://members.virtu.../m/17a63/d642a/ where it says:

"On the east side of the court house is a replica of the fort flag pole with an 1851 U.S. flag flying. Count the stars. That court house flag pole is about two block farther east than the original location of the fort flag pole. The fort buildings and layout can be found in the 1895 Room [in the Courthouse] . . . ."

Does anybody know of an online reference to the Kelly/Garvey house?



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Posted 31 August 2006 - 02:45 PM

Did anyone see the news piece a week or so ago with Tom Struhs talking about the Trinity Bluffs project. He said they were replacing Civil War era infrastructure in Samuels Ave.

I was wondering what kind of infrastructure they would have had in the street in the 1860's. I would guess they were using one or two holers out back for sewers and most likely getting their water out of the river. This brings up another question though, how long does a sewer, water or gas line last? 40, 50 or 100 years?




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