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Jack White

Member Since 16 Dec 2005
Offline Last Active Dec 16 2009 03:55 PM
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In Topic: Lower Downtown Before the Convention Center

22 June 2007 - 09:20 PM

QUOTE(John T Roberts @ Jun 22 2007, 04:46 AM) View Post

Andy, I think this is the same building. I know that Draughon's Business College move around downtown quite a bit during those times.


John...that does appear to be the same building, but the card says FOURTEENTH and Main,
and I have been calling it THIRTEENTH and Main. We can find out for sure because the
address of the IDEAL Theater next door can be looked up in the city directory.

My impression is that Draughon's was a tenant at one time, but that the building was
not theirs.

Please post for edification of discussers here the great new slide of the building
I sent out today. These forum people will LOVE it.

I appreciate all the nice comments, folks.

Jack

In Topic: Postcards, Pt. 3 - Skyline/pre-ugly SBC Building

25 April 2007 - 02:14 PM

QUOTE(John T Roberts @ Dec 5 2006, 06:35 PM) View Post

Kevin, I wouldn't call it the beginnings. What you are seeing here is a result of the second addition (1926) to the original 1899 Southwestern Bell Telephone building on the site. Please refer to: http://www.fortworth...re.com/swbt.htm for a complete history of the building and all of the additions. By the time the postcard was printed, SBC had already occupied all of the buildings along Throckmorton Street. The building to the north was constructed for the phone company in 1903 and was demolished around 1970.



John...refer everyone to my OldFW page which shows the VERY BEGINNING
at Second and Houston.

Jack

In Topic: Postcards, Pt. 5 - Medical Arts Building/Burnett Park

25 April 2007 - 02:11 PM

QUOTE(John T Roberts @ Dec 5 2006, 06:42 PM) View Post

The building to the left of the Medical Arts was St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church. You can find more information and photographs of that church within the Jack White Collection at http://www.fortworth...venthchurch.jpg and http://www.fortworth...thodistmove.jpg. This was the church's second home. The first building was demolished to build the Electric Building and Hollywood Theater.


John...thanks for the plug. Everyone should know there are about
a hundred new pages.

And thanks for the outstanding new (to me) view of the Medical Arts!

Jack