Posted 20 June 2007 - 11:52 AM
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Posted 20 June 2007 - 01:01 PM
Atwood was apparently a builder in the area, since I have seen his name as builder on several houses currently listed for sale. He was the builder of the house currently for sale at 7209 Normandy, built in 1962.
Posted 20 June 2007 - 01:34 PM
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Posted 21 June 2007 - 10:20 AM
I've been to the engineering vault at city hall before. Where's the records department? At the old courthouse? Good grief, I'm full of 'em aren't I?
Posted 21 June 2007 - 02:42 PM
Barring any other resources, the name of the developer would be shown on the plat, which you could get a copy of down at the county clerk's office in basement of the old courthouse. The plat is filed in Volume 388-31, Page 22. Free to view, copies cost a few bucks.
Posted 21 June 2007 - 04:48 PM
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Posted 11 July 2007 - 10:13 AM
Posted 11 July 2007 - 11:37 PM
Most people bought a vacant lot and had their builder of choice build a custom home. Most homes were built from about 1961 - 1964 and at the time, Ryanwood was the fanciest area in Handley, second only to Eastern Hills on the east side. We lived in the 7200 block of Monterrey from 1969 - 1983.
It's interesting if you look at specifically when the surrounding houses were built... it appears that unlike typical developments as we know today, Ryanwood filled in gradually starting in the early 60's through the 70's. I believe this added to the variation in styles of homes and their uniqueness from one to the next. The streets are laid out where it is easy to get from point A to B, yet secluded enough from heavy amounts of traffic. It's slightly concerning that houses do not sell as quickly in this area, but I've seen a some appealing homes sell at reasonable prices...other's are not occupied nor on the market. There's one in particular on Martha that has fantastic curb appeal and my guess is maintained by an estate administrator. There's definitely enough charm left in this neighborhood, I just hope enough to sustain property values.
Posted 12 July 2007 - 11:02 AM
Today, the eastside is one of the more racially diverse areas of Ft. Worth and is beginning to form an identity again. Sure, there are some less than desirable areas, but those same areas were questionable 40 years ago even when they were relatively new. I think there are some real bargains out there and just hope that investors don't grab up everything and turn a big chunk into rental properties.
Posted 16 July 2007 - 11:41 AM
Whats going up on Brentwood Str. where the BK used to be?
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Posted 12 September 2007 - 11:44 AM
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