From Howard W. Peak's 'A Ranger of Commerce', circa 1929...
"...Fort Worth is named the Panther City, from the tradition that a panther laid down in one opf its streets. The origin of this rather confusing term seems to bother some minds, so I will describe how the term happened to be applied, I having been a witness to its parentage. At the time, Fort Worth had but a few designated streets, and the one wherein the panther "laid down", was then known as the Weatherford Road, now, Weatherford street. As a boy, my father's horse and cow lot were about fifty feet south of this road, the residence facing the "Dallas Road", now known as Houston street.
One spring morning while I was in the lot feeding the horses and milking the cows, I was called for by an old Baptist preacher, named Fitzgerald, who occupied the second story of a building located on the corner adjoining our residence.
"Howard, come here quick, I want to show you something." I alertly responded, and was shown by this man of highly imaginative mind the outlines of a 'panther' described in the dusty roadway."
Was that this group of wooden structures he mentions?