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John T Roberts

Member Since 04 Apr 2004
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#76329 The Good Show Live Music Series this Saturday at Lola's

Posted by John T Roberts on 01 April 2013 - 09:41 PM

Kevin and Avvy, I wanted to attend one of your previous shows, but I didn't make it to SXSW for your first posted date, and I was out of town in Kerrville this last Saturday.  I'm still working on attending one of your future shows.

#76234 Seattle Trip

Posted by John T Roberts on 27 March 2013 - 09:38 PM

Dave, your caption popped up before the photograph, and I knew by the caption exactly what the photograph was going to depict.  The Elephant Car Wash is a very interesting neon sign.

#76110 Informal Forum Lunch - 03/22/13

Posted by John T Roberts on 22 March 2013 - 12:32 PM

I will agree that it was fun.  Maybe we should try for another lunch in April.

#76047 The Photo Challenge

Posted by John T Roberts on 20 March 2013 - 07:32 PM

I can't believe that it has been this many months since someone has posted.  Since it has been a long time, I will throw up another view of the same building.


#76000 Fort Worth Daily Digital

Posted by John T Roberts on 19 March 2013 - 12:46 PM

I'm free this Friday at noon, if anyone wants to meet me at Kincaid's.

#75891 Old Civil Courts Building Demo

Posted by John T Roberts on 14 March 2013 - 02:54 PM

In a word - better.

#75882 What is the most under-appreciated building in FW?

Posted by John T Roberts on 13 March 2013 - 09:24 PM

Most people in the city maybe aren't even aware there was an entire upper class neighborhood along 7th, Penn, Summit, and several other streets in the area.  It was called Quality Hill. 

#75880 Knights of Pythias Lodge Lofts

Posted by John T Roberts on 13 March 2013 - 08:36 PM

It's really nice to see this project moving along. 

#75868 Fort Worth Daily Digital

Posted by John T Roberts on 12 March 2013 - 09:25 PM

Comet Pan-STARRS from Rosemont 6th Grade Center (formerly B.H. Carroll Elementary School:



Same photo cropped.  I had a bigger lens, but I wasn't sure where to shoot.  Now I know where to look, I can always go back tomorrow night.



I think I need to stick to architectural photography.

#75855 Concert Photos - The Diabolical Machines Live at Lola's

Posted by John T Roberts on 12 March 2013 - 03:59 PM

Kevin, I'm glad you posted this.  If I can ever quit working late, I will come to hear you and I will bring some friends.

#75784 Fort Worth Daily Digital

Posted by John T Roberts on 07 March 2013 - 11:05 PM

Dave, all of those shots are very nice.  You capture the city very well at sunrise.

#75657 TCU: Speaking of the Berry St. Initiative

Posted by John T Roberts on 02 March 2013 - 02:44 PM

I had seen that they filed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for an accessibility review and they had listed the address as 1913 West Berry.  From the address, I knew that it was going to be further east, but I still wasn't sure.  I live only a few blocks away, and I went to Paschal High School, so I know the area very well.  I did look up the address and I still couldn't figure out how they were going to build a new Taco Bell on such a small site.  I wasn't smart enough to think that it would be two stories.  I'm glad that Berry Street is getting some higher quality development.


Here are links to the map and renderings:


1913 West Berry Map


2 Story Taco Bell Renderings

#75519 Project Sundance

Posted by John T Roberts on 22 February 2013 - 11:40 PM

I didn't post a photograph of the demolition from yesterday, but I did take pictures.  I didn't notice that next to the Fakes Building, a larger piece of the original façade without the stucco was uncovered.  I wish I had taken a detail photo from up close. Here is the last photo with the full front of the façade revealed.



Today, I went back and all of the front is now removed on the second floor.  However, I did notice the original stone exposed next to the Fakes Building.  I took this shot between the walls and roof of the temporary walkway to show the original rough cut stone.



Most of the second floor structure is now collapsed into the first floor.  It will be interesting to see what is uncovered on the first floor.

#75473 The Sanger Building

Posted by John T Roberts on 21 February 2013 - 01:35 PM

If you check out the Fortwortharchitecture.com listing for the STS Tower, you will find the answer to your question.  That building, at the corner of 5th and Houston was designed by Clarkson and built for Sanger Bros. Department Store.  It is a quarter block in size.  Only a few years later, the store decided to build a bigger one across the street and one block up.  They hired Wyatt C. Hedrick to design that building that is nearly 1/2 block in size. 

#75472 Project Sundance

Posted by John T Roberts on 21 February 2013 - 12:07 PM

I have more information on the history of the Saviano's Building.  I checked all of the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps that I could access online and it was built before 1885.  There were also clues to this in the demolition like the stone load bearing walls, wood columns and beams, instead of cast iron, and style of architecture.  The tenant of the ground floor in 1885 was Who Liquors.