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#151 Brian Luenser

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:14 AM

That would really be terrific. Not as good, but easier, as long as I am using a tripod, I could have (mostly do) the image without the old photo or card in the shot. I could photoshop a translucent shot with a mixture. I see some fun stuff ahead.
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:47 PM

Did a google search on "before/after slider" that found lots of good info. Looks like you can do it with just a bit of Javascript code. Not sure if we can imbed that here or not... might try though!

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 02:26 PM

When I hear terms like "Javascript Code" I start running for the exits. :wacko:
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 04:58 PM

yeah no kidding. But we have to have someone on here who is a programmer who could make it work!

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 06:33 AM

Excellent and I enjoy looking at the old and new photos of Fort Worth...........Thanks

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 02:47 PM

The issue is not if javascript will work or not..

This forum is a stand alone program designed by IP.Board (Version 3.1.2) and is licensed to John T. Roberts for use.
You migt visit http://www.invisionp...products/board/ to read more about this programs features.

I would think IP.Board probably has a copyright on the forum program code.

Terms of use probably says something about 'can't be reversed engineered' for private use like adding a slideshow javascript code.

Other forums that I frequent daily have improved functionality like ability to display flash, animated gif's etc.

You would have to ask John Roberts what additional functionality this IP.Board are available that can be enabled or 'Turned on'.

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#157 Ron Payne

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:50 PM

VERY cool stuff - all of them! I enjoy looking at the before and after shots, and have tried a few myself. I think these put mine to shame!
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:03 PM

I printed a photo from an online site and now can't find where it came from. Anyone have the site for the Jack White collection?

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:13 PM

There's this one: http://www.fortworth...dftw/oldftw.htm
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#160 John T Roberts

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:58 PM

Phil, Ron Payne posted the link to the Jack White Collection, which is actually a part of the same website where this forum resides. Fortwortharchitecture.com has the history of buildings all over the city, the Jack White Collection, the Fort Worth Forum, a Virtual Tour, the list of the Tallest Buildings in Fort Worth, plus other other features. I just noticed that I haven't updated the Buildings Under Construction in a while, so I need to do that.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:27 AM

Thanks Ron & John.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:18 PM

I went out and did two new picture in pictures today. No masterpieces, but still kind of fun.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:12 AM

What was the building that is next to the Kress building? I'd love to see that space be something other than a parking lot. Looks like a department store...pretty cool.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:54 AM

The 1936 photo on page 1 of this thread shows it to be the 3 story Cox's department store.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:27 PM

The building to the north of Kress was the Scott-Harrold Building. It was built around 1895 and at one time housed The Fair Department Store. For a picture of how it originally looked, follow the link below.
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The Fair moved out in 1930 to the newly constructed Fair Building at the southwest corner of 7th and Throckmorton. R.E. Cox & Co. moved into that location and remodeled the building around 1936 by stripping all of the ornamentation off and applying stucco over the brick. In 1946, they relocated to the Fort Worth Club Building and the Lerner Shops completely remodeled the facade into an Art Deco windowless box. It was finally demolished in 1996, leaving the three toned brick north wall of the Kress Building exposed.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:06 AM

I love that outline of the old building on the side of the Kress - kind of a glimpse into the past
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#167 Brian Luenser

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:09 AM

Just made this "Picture in Picture" from a print I bought at the Montgomery Antique store.   Guessing  the B&W is from 1929.

 

 

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:49 PM

I love greenspaces, but pictures like that make me wish Downtown was more dense.



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:08 PM

Brian,  love the picture in picture.



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:42 PM

Great urban areas have a mix of green spaces and buildings. 

 

As for what has happened over the years, General Worth Square was built on top of two parking lots, except for Washer Bros., which was located on the southwest corner of 8th and Main.  Washer's was a large building, taking up half of the frontage on Main between 8th and 9th.  Washer Bros. was four stories.  The Metropolitan Hotel, in front of the Hotel Texas was demolished before John F. Kennedy was assassinated because I can remember him speaking in front of the Hotel Texas with the parking lot across the street.  Down at 7th and Main, the 16 story Oncor Building replaced the 5 story Burton-Peel Building.  The interesting building in the picture is what is now Del Frisco's.  In the photograph at that location is the Wheat Building, the 7 story stone building on the left side.  Would you believe that Del Frisco's is what remains of that building today?  I actually think that what is standing, was actually built in the 1930's on top of the old basement walls, but I'm not 100%.  The ballroom addition of the Texas Hotel replaced the original Worth Hotel, but the new building was shorter. 

 

Brian, I think your guess on the date is real close because it appears the Aviation Building at the northeast corner of 7th and Main was under construction.  It was 16 stories, and 777 Main is 40 stories. 

 

To make a long story short, I think Main Street at this particular location has actually become a little bit denser, even though General Worth Square put a plaza where buildings stood in the 1920's.  I definitely think the underground parking with a park on top is better than the surface parking lots that were there when I was a kid.  It's just a shame what happened behind the photographer at the Convention Center back in the 1960's.



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:59 AM

The problem with General Worth Square has always been that it's not engaged by anything - its immediate neighbors are the barren *backs* of buildings on Houston Street and a parking ramp & blank glass building on the Commerce side.  And the Hotel Texas and Del Frisco's buildings have thus far not engaged it at all, either.  And of course, the Convention Center arena doesn't do much most days of the year, either.  It's just two patches of green with nothing activating the space to make it worthwhile, so nobody really uses it for anything.

 

It's a good example of why just saying we want "green space" or "open space" isn't enough - it tends to lead to dead spots like General Worth Square.  We need to make sure that those open spaces are engaging and inviting, rather than just plunking some grass down between some blank walls and a garage ramp and expecting people to use it.


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:55 PM

Personal belief about Worth Square:

- The block bounded by 8th, 9th, Main and Houston should get The Cassidy treatment. An 'L' shaped, 3-4 story building with the empty building on the corner of 9th and Houston replaced. 

- The other bock should be the actual 'square' since it already has a significant landmark. I don't want to sound like I just want to get rid of buildings just to get rid of them, but the building on the corner of 9th and Commerce could either be torn down or remodeled to honor the history of flight in Fort Worth. Then, add a REAL monument to General Worth in the corner next to the Hilton instead of just a plaque. 

I feel that General Worth Square should have just been on one block, really. 


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Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:37 PM

I'm not defending General Worth Square, but are you aware that there are 2 levels of underground parking below the square?  As Kevin said, there is nothing to engage anyone to use the park.  However, I'm betting that it was never designed to handle a building on top of it.  It would probably be too expensive to modify the structure to allow for a building on the west part of the square.  I don't know what impact the addition of a balcony on Del Frisco's will have, but at least it will be an addition to the area.



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:49 AM

Awsome job Brian.....just absolutley cool as can be...wow...



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:45 AM

I'm not defending General Worth Square, but are you aware that there are 2 levels of underground parking below the square?  As Kevin said, there is nothing to engage anyone to use the park.  However, I'm betting that it was never designed to handle a building on top of it.  It would probably be too expensive to modify the structure to allow for a building on the west part of the square.  I don't know what impact the addition of a balcony on Del Frisco's will have, but at least it will be an addition to the area.

Hmm. I thought it was just under that one block... 


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Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:46 PM

I remember when it was built, and I've parked there once.  I'm almost certain that the garage is under the entire "park" area, plus under Main Street, and that there are two levels below grade.  Next time I'm down there, I will try to do a little investigating.



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 01:03 PM

I really like the before and after comparison photos. I have been trying to do the same myself this past year, but many of the historic sites are gone. There is still a few left, but I would like to see more of the Armour - Swift plant done this way.



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 01:15 PM

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Looking south on 8th Ave at Pennsylvania in 1913. Note the unpaved streets and hitching posts.

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2009. Shame that first house on the right was replaced by an ugly doctor's office.

I just got a closer look at these houses and took a few pictures yesterday. It makes me sick to think of how the other houses of Quality Hill have since disappered. Just recently two on Penn St, across from the EECU bank were demolished and now there are only the two on the south end left.



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Posted 05 September 2014 - 09:22 PM

From HFW FB page

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Approx same view from Google Earth. Remember the Cassidy, Westbrook, Commerce and Plaza are not in GE yet.

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What do yall think? Good progress?






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