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In Topic: Roller Coaster in Forest Park

19 February 2008 - 06:01 PM

I believe it was called "The Wild Mouse". It remains my only roller-coaster experience, but I did ride it multiple times.

In Topic: Crestwood Place Apartments to be Demolished

15 September 2007 - 11:50 PM

QUOTE(Fire-Eater @ Sep 10 2007, 11:12 AM) View Post

I talked to apartment manager Connie this A.M., and she said the deal will close October 26. The historic 1930s apartments will be razed after the first of the year for the construction of ca. 20 luxury, single-family homes.


Crestwood Place has many virtues: the park-like setting, the newer buildings that were designed to blend in with the older ones, the generous space between the buildings, and the affordable, attractive living quarters in an attractive neighborhood.

Regarding Dallas "deciders," I think that as recently as the 1980s (or is that ancient history?) a member of a Fort Worth family owned Crestwood Place. Right now I'm feeling very sad/defeatist about the doomed complex, but -- in considering some other current goings-on -- I could become a fire-eater, too.

In Topic: Fort Worth Little Theatre

15 September 2007 - 11:26 PM

[quote name='Prairie Pup' date='Sep 13 2007, 06:11 AM' post='40064']
[quote name='flournoy' post='39898' date='Sep 2 2007, 12:01 PM']

I've seen a beautiful program for an O'Neill play, presented at Fort Worth Little Theatre in 1928. Did the theatre have its own building, as suggested by the image on the cover, or did it use another facility? In either case, does the building still stand?

Can you post a scan of the program? Is there any other revealing information there that might provide some clues?

Thanks, Prairie Pup. I should have done that in the first place. I read the guidelines for what may and may not be included in these posts, but I didn't memorize them. I hope the links included below are in keeping with the forum rules.

Since posting my original inquiry, I found another FW Little Theatre program, offered by the same source, with either a different building or a different view of the same building. An actual address (on Fourth Street) is given on the cover.

Enjoy these beautiful images via the links -- which seem to be working:



Also, thanks to the forum participant who added information about the playhouse on the Gardners' property on Alston, and about Katherine Ann Porter. I have also found more information on Mr. Gardner's later career. He had at least one Broadway role and some work in television, IF it is the same Hunter Gardner. His last role, apparently, was in an episode of The Cisco Kid. Sources I found indicate he committed suicide.

This will teach me to bid on eBay. Both programs seem to be gone now, and the prices were not high. We need a collection of such programs in a local archive; perhaps one exists at TCU or another Fort Worth institution.

One more note: Texas A&M University Press has a book by Jan L. Jones, titled Renegades, Showmen & Angels: A Theatrical History of Fort Worth, 1873-2001. That would be my next stop!

In Topic: Old photos of Arlington Heights

08 September 2007 - 06:04 PM

For AB Harvey: Check the next issue of the Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association newsletter; you will see two photos from the area of interest to you, taken during the 1940s. They are people pictures, but you can see some interesting details in the background. More later! [font=Comic Sans Ms]