Jack White passed away on Monday, June 18, 2012 at the age of 85.  He was a great photographer, historian, and a collector of Fort Worth images from the past. 

 

 

Fort Worth...the way we were

From the Jack White Collection of Historic Fort Worth Photos, University of Texas at Arlington

LAST UPDATED: 3 September 2011


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Automotive

Used Car Lot

 

Horseless Carriages in front of T&P

 

City's 15 Cars in front of T&P - 1904

 

Bob Cooke Ford Celebrates 30 Years

Lillard's Barbecue & Magnolia Service Station

 

Lillard's Manual "Visible Pump"

 

Preacher's Service Station

 

First Automobile Purchased by Fort Worth 1

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1912 New "Motorized" Fire Trucks

 

Four New 1938 Buicks For FWFD Fire Chiefs

 

Why Fire Trucks Are Painted White

FWPD Motorcycle Patrolmen in 1920

 

1926 Water Department Fleet

 

Gas Station Prototypes

 

Ford Motor Co. at 200 Commerce - 1917

Cities Service Oil Co. at 7th & Penn

 

Hammack Bros. Garage at 7th & University

 

Just Like Jack White's 1928 Chevy

 

Texas Motor Speedway #1

Texas Motor Speedway #2

 

1920 Automotive Newspaper Ads #1

 

1920 Automotive Newspaper Ads #2

 

 T. E. Lewis Car Dealer

Fort Worth Auto Supply Garage

 

Humble Beginnings of Public Transit

 

Before The "T"

 

Southwestern Bell Linemen's Work Truck - 1927

New Car Show at Casa Mañana - 1936

 

Frank Kent Ford - 1950s

  1920s Gas Station Mystery Photo   TP Service Station No. 1 - 1929
Painting of Odd-Shaped 1920s Gas Station   City's Mobile Police and Fire Radio Car - 1947   Hill-Crest Service Station on Camp Bowie - 1922   TP Service Station on Park Place near 8th. - 1930s
Jakes Auto Parts - 1942   Frontier Pontiac - 1949   H.B. Ransom Motor Company - 1949   Firestone Service Center - 1998
Used Car Charity Auction - 1953   Used Cars Charity Auction Parade - 1953   Frank Kent Cadillac - Main and Lancaster   Double Dam Service Station - 1926
Allen's Cosden Station, Magnolia at College - 1955   TeePee Gas Station - 1940        

 

Aviation

Meacham Field in 1942

 

Private Plane at Meacham Field in 1942

 

Greater Fort Worth International Airport Part 1

 

Greater Fort Worth International Airport Part 2

Greater Fort Worth International Airport Part 3

 

Greater Fort Worth International Airport Part 4

 

Greater Fort Worth International Airport Part 5

 

Greater Fort Worth International Airport Part 6

1991 Rendering of Alliance Airport

 

Amon Carter Helps Start Airline

 

Russell Field

 

Mid-West Airport

2005 View Of DFW Airport And International Terminal

 

William G. Fuller, Godfather of Local Aviation

 

Fort Worth Municipal Airport

 

Meacham Field

FDR Visits Air Force Plant 4 in 1942

 

Air Force Plant 4 - 1949

 

Air Force Plant 4 - 1950

 

Air Force Plant 4 - 1986

Top Secret Tornado 1952

 

Remembering Pappy Spinks, Aviation Pioneer

 

PBY Aircraft on Lake Worth "Hiding From Hurricane" - November 1940

 

PBY Aircraft on Lake Worth - The Real Story

Meacham Field Art Deco Terminal Building - 1930s   Going To Work at the Bomber Plant - 1954   Bomber Plant Aerial - 1950s   Workers Arriving at the Bomber Plant - 1942
Postcard View of Early DC-3 Aircraft at Meacham Airport   Busy DFW Airport Terminal   First Powered Flight at Fort Worth - 1911   Delta DC-3 at Meacham Field - 1942
Liberator Village - 19402   Helium Plant and the "Golden Age of Airships"   National Air Transport Gives Amon Carter an Airplane   Private Airplanes at Meacham Airport - 1942
USS Shenandoah at mast - October 1924   Rare Photos of Dirigible Visit to Stockyards #1 - 1928   Rare Photos of Dirigible Visit to Stockyards #2 - 1928   Bell Helicopter - 1951

Aircraft Produced at Fort Worth's Air Force Plant 4

B-24 Assembly Line at Consolidated, 1940s

 

B-32 Assembly Line at Consolidated

 

Consolidated's B-32 DOMINATOR - Only 118 Built

 

Air Force Plant 4's First B-36 Begins Propaganda Barrage

Air Force Plant 4, Lake Worth, and an Unusual B-36 in 1947

 

Air Force Plant 4's Supersonic Marvel, the B-58 "HUSTLER"

 

Color Photos of B-24s at Tarrant Field - WWII

 

First Flight of Convair's B-58 HUSTLER on YouTube - 1956

Public Debut of General Dynamics' YF-16 "FIGHTING FALCON" Jet Fighter - 13 December 1973 - on YouTube   F-16 "FIGHTING FALCON" Flies Over its Factory and Carswell AFB        

 

Cemeteries

Hebrew Rest Cemetery

 

City of the Living, City of the Dead

 

 

 

 

 

Churches and Other Religious Buildings

Historic Churches

 

Old Rock First Christian Church

 

First Christian Church

 

St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church - 7th & Lamar

St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church - 10th & Burnett

 

Broadway Presbyterian Church

 

Early Baptist Churches Part 1: Broadway

 

Early Baptist Churches Part 2: First Baptist

Early Baptist Churches Part 3: First Baptist

 

Early Baptist Churches Part 4: Largest in World

 

Early Baptist Churches 5: Final Chapter of 1st Baptist

 

Early Baptist Churches 6: Evans Av. & Sagamore Hill

Early Baptist Churches Part 7: College Av. & Connell

 

Early Baptist Churches Part 8: Travis Av.

 

Early Baptist Churches Part 9: Goodwill Center Home

 

Early Baptist Churches Part 10: First Deaf Church

Downtown's Church Row: Taylor Street

 

First Baptist Tower Never Completed

 

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

 

Enhanced Postcard First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church -5th & Penn

 

St. Patrick Cathedral - 1930's

 

St. Ignatius Postcard

 

1st Presbyterian & Broadway Presbyterian

May 1957 Dedication of First Prebyterian Church - 1

 

May 1957 Dedication of First Presbyterian Church - 2

 

Four Early 1900's Methodist Churches

 

Black Churches in the 1930's

Six Early 1900's Churches

 

Six More Early 1900's Churches

 

1879 Fourth St. Methodist Church

 

Fourth St. Methodist Church

St. Paul's & Missouri Ave. Methodist Churches

 

St. Patrick's Missing Steeples

 

Mulkey Methodist Church - Part 1

 

Mulkey Methodist Church - Part 2

Jewish Buildings in Downtown

 

First Congregational Church

 

College Ave. Baptist Church

 

1927 Photos of 1st Presbyterian and 1st Christian Science Churches

YMCA Builds First Building at Texas & Monroe

 

YMCA Gospel Wagon

 

YMCA - Carter Family & Foundation

 

McDonald YMCA - 1600 Jones

Dedication of San Jose Catholic Church - Part 1

 

Dedication of San Jose Catholic Church - Part 2

 

Dedication of San Jose Catholic Church - Part 3

 

Dedication of San Jose Catholic Church - Part 4

Fort Worth High School and Cumberland Presbyterian Church - 1891

 

Broadway Presbyterian and First Christian Churches

 

Restored St. Ignatius Academy - 2009

 

First Methodist Church, 7th and Taylor

College Avenue Baptist Church - 1919

 

J. Frank Norris' Bible Baptist Seminary

 

J. Frank Norris - First Baptist's Giant Pastor

 

J. Frank Norris Was a Busy Preacher

St. Steven Presbyterian Church - 1960s

 

Trinity Lutheran Church - 1960s

 

Arlington Heights United Methodist Church - 1960s

 

First Baptist Church Radio Towers - 1927

Meadowbrook United Methodist Church - 1928

 

Riverside Baptist Church - 1904

  St. Andrews United Methodist Church   Rev. Frank Norris' Home Burned - 1912
Historic 1782 Bell at Masonic Temple   St. Mary's Catholic Church   St. Paul's Methodist and First Christian Churches - April 1920   Ridglea Baptist Church
New First Baptist Church Construction   Mid-1960s Expansion of St. Joseph's Hospital   Broadway Baptist Church   Grace Lutheran Church - 1905 to present
Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church   Missouri Avenue Methodist Church   Mulkey Memorial and St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Churches    

 

Commercial Buildings

Drug Store - NE corner of 7th & Houston

 

Dundee Bldg. - 7th & Houston

 

John Peter Smith Memorial, W.T. Waggoner, & Library

 

O.B. Macaroni

Flatiron Building Saved and Restored

 

Busch Brewery

 

Earliest First National Bank Building

 

Capain Loyd Starts First National Bank

First National Moves from 2nd St. to 7th St.

 

First National & FW National Banks - 1913

 

First National Bank in Early 1910's and Late 1920's

 

Burk Burnett Building - 1913-14

Three F&M Bank Buildings - 7th & Main Streets

 

Hoxie Building - 7th & Main

 

Early Grocery Store

 

Board of Trade Building

Chamber of Commerce Bldg. Postcard

 

Chamber of Commerce - 5th & Throckmorton

 

Chamber of Commerce - Lord's Supper

 

Modern Design, but Short Lived Building

American Home Life; NW Corner 8th & Houston - 1913

 

5th & Main - 1904 & 1929

 

H. H. Pitman, Grocer
1886

 

Capps Building, Throckmorton at Fifth, Early 1900s

Wyatt C. Hedrick's Buildings Part 1

 

Wyatt C. Hedrick's Buildings Part 2

 

Wyatt C. Hedrick's Buildings Part 3

 

Wyatt C. Hedrick's Buildings Part 4

Wyatt C. Hedrick's Buildings Part 5

 

Wyatt C. Hedrick's Buildings Part 6

 

Wyatt C. Hedrick's Buildings Part 7

 

August 31, 1919 Star-Telegram Front Page

Tivoli Hall Bar

 

Trial Balloon by Architects

 

Funeral Director and Livery Stables

 

Burrus Mills - 1949

Turner & Dingee Grocery, 502 Houston

 

Continental National Bank/Landmark Tower Part 1

 

Continental National Bank/Landmark Tower Part 2

 

Continental National Bank/Landmark Tower Part 3

Bewley Mills Part 1

 

Bewley Mills Part 2

 

Bewley Mills Part 3

 

Bewley Mills Part 4

Bewley Mills Part 5

 

Bewley Mills Part 6

 

The Natatorium

 

Photos from Frank Leslie's Weekly

Joseph H. Brown, Grocer by Leslie's and Wellge

 

1886 Wellge Bird's Eye Building Drawings

 

Grocery Store Interior - 1907

 

North Side's Transit House

Amon Carter & Jesse Jones 7th Street

 

Washer Bros. Part 1

 

Washer Bros. Part 2

 

Washer Bros. Part 3

The Fort Worth Club
Part 1

 

The Fort Worth Club
Part 2

 

The Fort Worth Club
Part 3

 

Anders Cafe #1

Tandy Corporation Part 1

 

Tandy Corporation Part 2

 

Tandy Corporation Part 3

 

H. Dugan Wagon Yard

World's First Drive-In Restaurants Started Here During The 1920s.

 

Singer Sewing Machine Salesmen at FWNB

 

Texas Brewing Co. - 9th & Jones

 

Electric Building Before The Hollywood Theater

Canary Cafe in 1942

 

Arlington Downs Racetrack

 

Century Life Building -  1950

 

1922 Industrial Plants

Jack Walton's Barbecue on E. Lancaster in 1942

 

August Clothiers - 7th & Main

 

Continental Nat'l Bank & First Presbyterian

 

Safeway Distribution Center in Downtown

TexIce Plant - 1000 Jones

 

Tyler & Simpson Wholesale Grocery

 

1893 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map

 

Alcon Labs Start on W. 10th in Downtown

Amon Carter's 1904 Star-Telegram Building

 

Parham's Barber Shop Around 1920

 

Fort Worth Star-Telegram 1922 Brochure

 

Medical Arts Building and Burnett Park, 1942

Monnig's - Part 1

 

Monnig's - Part 2

 

Monnig's - Part 3

 

Monnig's - Part 4

Monnig's - Part 5

 

Monnig's - Part 6

 

Monnig's - Part 7

 

Woolworth's - 1920's

Haltom's Jeweler's
Part 1

 

Haltom's Jewelers
Part 2

 

Haltom's Jewelers
Part 3

 

1301 Houston St.

Roe Lumber Block/FW Club Construction

 

Powell Block - 208-10 Main St.

 

Hell's Half Acre

 

Artesian Ice Co. about 1890 - Houston & Bluff

Lewis Blacksmith Shop - 1800's

 

Draughon's Business Colleges

 

Evans Dry Goods - NW Corner 1st & Houston

 

Kelsay Lumber
and Public Market

Original Tandy Center Master Plan Rendering Part 1

 

Original Tandy Center Master Plan Rendering Part 2

 

Omni Hotel & Carnegie Under Construction May 2008

 

Wheat Building - 1890

 1911 Main Street at Tenth

 

Nash Building - 1910

 

Joseph's Cafe,
8th at Houston

 

 1914 Main Street at Sixth #1

1914 Main Street at Sixth #2

 

1914 Main Street at Sixth #3

 

1914 Main Street at Sixth #4

 

 1914 Main Street at Sixth #5

1907: Beginning of The Downtown Building Boom

 

Western National Bank, Texas State Bank, Houston Place Lofts #1

 

Western National Bank, Texas State Bank, Houston Place Lofts #2

 

Carling Brewery On South Freeway - 1963

G. T. Leonard's Grocery

 

Fort Worth Grain and Cotton Exchange in Neil P. Anderson Building, 1922 - #1

 

Fort Worth Grain and Cotton Exchange in Neil P. Anderson Building, 1922 - #2

 

Fort Worth Grain and Cotton Exchange in Neil P. Anderson Building, 1922 - #3

Fort Worth Grain and Cotton Exchange in Neil P. Anderson Building, 1922 - #4

 

Fort Worth Grain and Cotton Exchange in Neil P. Anderson Building, 1922 - #5

 

Fort Worth Grain and Cotton Exchange in Neil P. Anderson Building, 1922 - #6

 

Fort Worth Grain and Cotton Exchange in Neil P. Anderson Building, 1922 - #7

Fort Worth Iron Works - 1889

 

Elks' Club - 7th & Lamar

 

Shady Oaks Country Club Before the Fire

 

Shady Oaks Country Club New Building

Knights of Pythias - 3rd & Main

 

Two Different Knights

 

Arlington Heights Country Club - 1907

 

Elks Club - Seventh And Lamar - 1913

Western National Bank, Texas State Bank, Houston Place Lofts #1

 

Western National Bank, Texas State Bank, Houston Place Lofts #2

 

Shriner's Mosque On Lake Worth, 1919

 

Demolition Of Long Time Ridglea Landmark - 2009

W. C. Stripling! One Of The "Big Three" Retailers 1

 

W. C. Stripling! One Of The "Big Three" Retailers 2

 

From Steve's to Lucille's: 4700 Camp Bowie

 

Most Vital Business In 1908 - Axtell Mfg. Company Windmills #1

Most Vital Business In 1908 - Axtell Mfg. Company Windmills #2

 

Most Vital Business In 1908 - Axtell Mfg. Company Windmills #3

 

Who Were Sanguinet and Staats In Pioneer Fort Worth History?

 

The Tarrant County Courthouse Could Have Looked Like This!

Sanguinet and Staats Original Concept of Texas Spring Palace

 

Renderings by Sanguinet and Staats

 

Current Photos of Sanguinet and Staats Buildings

 

A Shipment of Windmills From The Aermotor Company, 1896

Andre J. Anderson, Norwegian Immigrant and Entrepreneur #1

 

Andre J. Anderson, Norwegian Immigrant and Entrepreneur #2

 

Andre J. Anderson, Norwegian Immigrant and Entrepreneur #3

 

Andre J. Anderson, Norwegian Immigrant and Entrepreneur #4

Andre J. Anderson, Norwegian Immigrant and Entrepreneur #5

 

American Dyeing & Dry Cleaning, 806 Throckmorton, 1920

 

Terminal Hotel and Fort Worth State Bank - 1914

 

Washer Brothers Store, 8th & Main - 1908

Eitelman Family Horseshoeing and Carriage Business - Early 1900s

 

Fort Worth Club and Elk's Club - Downtown

 

Stone Cutters Pose at Farmers & Mechanics Bank - 1889

 

Grammer's Drug Store
circa 1900

Leonard Bros. Start on the Courthouse Square

 

Leonard's Department Store - 1926

 

Unusual View of Old Post Office Building

 

Lowe's Wrecking Yard - 1930s

Fort Worth Club Building - 2008

 

Shady Oak Country Club Interior Before the 2003 Fire

 

AT&T's WAlnut Exchange Building on West Bowie Street

 

Mystery of Unfinished Building on West Vickery

Fort Worth Children's Museum - 1960s

 

Universal Mills - 1947

 

Fort Worth National Bank Construction Photos by Reed Sass

 

Early Changes to Fort Worth National Bank, Main at Fifth

Fort Worth National Bank Rebuilds Again

 

P.B Binyon's Transfer Office and Freight Wagons - Early 1880s

 

Kell Cleaners in Handley - c1940

 

Kell Cleaners Interior View

Robertson Funeral Home - Early 1900s

 

Haltom Jewelers #1

 

Haltom Jewelers #2

 

Haltom Jewelers #3

Haltom Jewelers #4

 

Burton-Peel Drygoods #1

 

Burton-Peel Drygoods #2

 

Bill Wood, Photographer

Ellison Furniture's Mattress Factory - Early 1900s

 

Ol' South Pancake House and Forest Park Lanes Bowling

 

Ellison Furniture Company #1

 

Ellison Furniture Company #2

Early Chamber of Commerce - 1900s

 

John H. Greer Jeweler, 515 Main - 1907 #1

 

John H. Greer Jeweler, 515 Main - 1907 #2

 

John H. Greer Jeweler, 515 Main - 1907 #3

American National bank - 1907

 

State National Bank - 1884

 

Phone Company Building - 1907

 

Moore Building - 1907

Woman's Club and Junior Woman's Club

 

D. Mazza & Son, Southside Grocer

 

Former Oddfellows Lodge at E. 6th at Grove

 

Hassell Drug Company - 1915

Acme Steam Laundry, Monroe at Ninth - 1901   Fort Worth Glass and Sand Company - 1907   Century Life Building - 1950   Swift Office Decorated For Stock Show
Montgomery Ward - 1930   Fort Worth Casket Company - 1907   The Natorium Public Baths and Pool - 1907   City National Bank - 1907
Star-Telegram - Early 1900s   Pangburn's Cafeteria   Fort Worth Steel & Machinery - 1950   Bank of Commerce Lobby - 1960s
Beginning of W.T. Waggoner Building - 1919   Enjoy Old Fort Worth Photos at the Paris Coffee Shop   The Original Paris Coffee Shop - 1916   Paris Coffee Shop's Walls Are Festooned With Old Fort Worth Photos
Spider Vine Cafe - 1930s Massey's Cafe on Eighth Avenue Original TCU Campus Drugstore - Early 1900s Fort Worth Ice Company - 1885
J.B. Burnside Hardware Store - 1912 J.H Melton Typewriter Dealer - Early 1900s Damaged Board of Trade Building Photo Scott-Harrold Building on Fifth Street
Commerce Cash Store Grocery - c.1930 CNB Clock - 1964 Chickasaw Lumber Co. - 1991 Tandy Center Ice Rink - 1970s
Nobby Harness Company - 1907

 

North of the Courthouse:
Our Stockyards and Livestock Legacy

Googins Building, North Main at NW 20th.

 

1922 Stock Yards Cartouches

 

Stock Yards & Swift - 1922

 

1913 Swift & Co. Water Derrick

Fort Worth Packing Co.

 

1921 KKK Auditorium on North Main

 

Second KKK Auditorium on North Main

 

"What Fat Stock Show?"

Groundbreaking for Armour & Swift Plants

 

Molly & Pigeon on Live Stock Exchange

 

Stockyards Club at N. Main & E. Exchange

 

Armour and Swift Meat Packing Plants - 1936 #1

Armour and Swift Meat Packing Plants - 1936 #2

 

Cowtown Longhorns

 

Shannon's North Fort Worth Undertaking Company, 1920s

 

Longhorn Steer at Swift Meat Packing Plant

Swift Meat Packing Plant - Early 1900s

 

Quanah Parker at 1909 Livestock Show

 

First Stock Yards Hotel & Exchange

 

Stockyards Hotel

Stock Show Carnival Midway On The North Side, 1922 #1

 

Stock Show Carnival Midway On The North Side, 1922 #2

 

Stock Show Carnival Midway On The North Side, 1922 #3

 

1950 Stock Show Parade

1953 Stock Show Parade from 6th & Main

 

1953 Stock Show Parade from 7th & Main

 

Armour Plant & Livestock Pens

 

Cattle Pens at Stock Yards

Wooden Stock Yards Hotel

 

1971 Stock Yards

 

1974 Stock Yards

 

1975 Stock Yards #1

1975 Stock Yards #2

 

Live Stock Exchange circa 1980

 

Site Where Stockyards Station Was Built on Exchange Avenue

 

Exchange Ave. Looking East - 1980

Two Views of Armour and Swift Meatpackers - 1912

 

Stock Pens and Packing Plants - 1940

 

Stock Pens and Packing Plants Built But Not Yet Open

 

Stereopticon View of Livestock Exchange Building - 1927

North of the River Map   Stockyards Barns Fire - 1911   Live Stock Building Construction Finished - 1903   North Side Coliseum and Exchange Ave. - 1908
Armour Promo Plate by THE FAIR Department Store   Stock Show and Rodeo Art by Bruno J. Lore        
Rosen Heights
Rosen Heights Introduction   Rosen Residence - 1900   Rosen Business in "Flea Market"   Rosen Develops North Fort Worth
Rosen Heights Street Railway   Elevated View of Rosen Heights   Rosen Heights at Northwest 25th Street    

 

Fire Stations

Fire Station No. 1

 

Original Wooden Central Fire Station No. 2 - 1888 Part 1

 

Original Central Fire Station Part 2

 

Original Central Fire Station Part 3

1899 Central Fire Station No. 2

 

1899 Central Fire Station
No. 2 Part 1

 

1899 Central Fire Station
No. 2 Part 2

 

Temporary Fire Station No. 3 - 1610 Houston St.

Original Fire Station No. 3

 

Fire Station No. 3 - 1911

 

Fire Station No. 4

 

Fire Station No. 4 Replacement from 1920's

Fire Station No. 5

 

Fire Station No. 6

 

Fire Station No. 7

 

Fire Station No. 8

Fire Station No. 9

 

Fire Station No. 10

 

Fire Station No. 11

 

Fire Stations Nos. 12, & 13

Fort Worth's First City Hall/Fire Station - 1877

 

Central Fire Station
No. 2 - 1930

 

Charles Swartz Photographs the Fire Department in 1901

 

 Fire Station Number One

FWFD 1959 Annual Report

  1920's Residential Fire Stations        

 

Notable Disasters, Natural and Man-Made

The Great Flood of 1949

Double Disaster at the Ballpark

 

Was Flood Caused By Human Error?

 

Colonial Golf Tournament Succumbs to Flood

 

Stockyards Spared From Flood

Panoramic Flood Scene, University at West 7th, 1949

 

Horses Walked On Roofs During 1949 Flood

 

Aerial View of 1949 Flood

 

Boaters on West Lancaster and West Seventh - 1949

Boaters Coming Ashore on West Seventh - 1949

 

View of Flood From West Lancaster - 1949

 

The Great Trinity Flood of May 17, 1949

 

 

Flood of 1949 - Photos by Gordon Smith
West Seventh at Bailey   University and Camp Bowie   Pig Stand Drive-In on West Seventh   University at West Seventh

When Disasters Strike

Fort Worth's Towering Inferno

 

Great Fort Worth Fire of 1909

 

The Great Fire of 1909

 

The Great 1909 Fire

Flooding - 1908

 

1922 Flood

 

Top Secret Tornado 1952

 

Tornado Aftermath, March 28, 2000

Wall Of Burning Building Falls On Firemen In 1957 -1

 

Wall Of Burning Building Falls On Firemen In 1957 -2

 

Fort Worth National Bank Tower Before and After May 2000 Tornado

 

Path of March 28, 2000 Tornado Through Downtown

Tarrant Savings Building - Part 1

  Tarrant Savings Building - Part 2   Stockyards Barns Fire - 1911   Hermann Park Flood of 1908

1904 T&P Station Fire

1904 T&P Station Fire Part 1

 

1904 T&P Station Fire Part 2

 

1904 T&P Station Fire Part 3

 

1904 T&P Station Fire Part 4

1904 T&P Station Fire Part 5

         

 

 

Hotels

Metropolitan Hotel

 

Early 1930's W.D. Smith Photo of Hotel Texas

 

1930's W.D. Smith Photo of Hotel Texas

 

First Worth Hotel

First Worth Hotel Part 1

 

First Worth Hotel Part 2

 

First Worth Hotel Part 3

 

Worth Hotel & Theater Looking Down 7th Street

Worth Hotel & Theater, Fort Worth Club about 1927

 

Westbrook Hotel

 

Blackstone Hotel

 

Fortune Arms Hotel & Apartments

First Stock Yards Hotel & Exchange

 

Green Oaks Inn

 

Downtown's First Rooftop Swimming Pool

 

Ye Old Arlington Inn - Merrick & Byers

Series of Hotels on NW Corner of 4th & Main

 

Stockyards Hotel

 

Everywoman & Keystone Hotel - 1919

 

Ethel and Elmo Enix Identified

Mansion Hotel - 4th & Commerce

 

Ellis Hotel - 3rd & Throckmorton

 

Trav-o-tel on E. Lancaster

 

Fort Worth's First Motel?

El Paso/ Pickwick/Delaware Hotel, 1877-1907

 

Construction of Park Central Inn, Downtown, 1960

 

Waterman Hotel, 11th and Main - 1886

 

Hotel Olive - Jennings at 10th

Westbrook Hotel - 1912

 

Savoy Hotel and Theater - 1920s

 

Touraine Hotel 1916 - 1929

 

 

 

Institutional - Hospitals, Schools, Universities

Schools, Universities

Fort Worth University Part 1

 

Fort Worth University Part 2

 

Ann Waggoner Hall - TWU Part 1

 

Ann Waggoner Hall - TWU
Part 2

TCU: Hell's Half Acre, Thorp Spring, and Waco

 

Laying of the Cornerstone at TCU

 

TCU: Early Years

 

TCU: Historic Photos 1

TCU: Historic Photos 2

 

TCU: Historic Photos 3

 

TCU: Historic Photos 4

 

TCU: Historic Photos 5

TCU: Historic Photos 6

 

TCU: Historic Photos 7

 

TCU: School of Education Expansion

 

TCU Color Aerial from Early 1950's

1961 TCU Acquisition of Worth Hills Golf Course

 

1949 New TCU Fine Arts Building

 

Aerial Rendering of New TCU Commons

 

TCU Sports Facilities

TCU: Lupton Stadium

 

TCU's Big Barn Burner in 1953

 

 TCU Bandstand and Jarvis Hall - 1920

 

Arlington Heights Schools in 1923 Snow

First Ward School - 1883

 

Second Ward School - 1883

 

Location Of Second Ward School On West Belknap

 

4th Ward's Sam Houston Elementary - 1892

Fort Worth High School Part 1

 

Fort Worth High School Part 2

 

Fort Worth High School Part 3

 

Fort Worth High School Part 4

Fort Worth High School Part 5

 

Fort Worth's Six High Schools on FWISD Magazine Cover - 1924

 

1919 High Schools And Country Clubs

 

WPA Laborers At Arlington Heights High School

Construction of Fort Worth High School - 1911

 

 TCU's Medical School - 1911

 

Polytechnic College (TWU) - Early 1900's

 

Expansion of Trinity Terrace - 2008

TWC - Texas Womans College

 

Circle Park School As Remembered by Jack White - #1

 

Circle Park School As Remembered by Jack White - #2

 

M.G. Ellis School

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

 

TCC's Grandiose Dream/Nightmare

 

Failed Radio Shack Venture To Make Great TCC Campus

 

Destruction of TCU's Memorial Arch

Our Lady of Victory College and Academy For Women, 1909-1958

 

2008 Addition to Amon Carter Stadium

 

Fort Worth Business College - 1898

 

1924 Class of Central High School Part 1

1924 Class of Central High
School Part 2

 

Aerial View of TCU Sports Fields

 

TCU Lupton Baseball Stadium

 

Record Crowd Sees Frogs Beat Utah - 2009

St. Ignatius Academy

  Diamond Hill School-  1911   Walter Huffman School - 1911   TCU Stadium - 1953
TCU Stadium - Future Plans   TCU Campus Snapshots - 1920s - 1   TCU Campus Snapshots - 1920s - 2   TCU Campus Snapshots - 1920s - 3
TCU Campus Snapshots - 1920s - 4   TCU Campus Snapshots - 1920s - 5   TCU Campus Snapshots - 1920s - 6   TCU Campus Snapshots - 1920s - 7
Southwestern Baptist Music Hall - 1920s   TCU's Amon Carter Stadium After 1948 Expansion   TCU All-Americans on Amon Carter Stadium - 2010   TCU Digital Archives Available Online
Stephen F. Austin School   Door to Amon Carter Stadium Dressing Rooms   TCU's Amon Carter Stadium Plaques   Fort Worth High School - 1902
TCU Offers Prints of Last Game at Old Amon Carter Stadium   Preparation For Demolition of Stadium West Stands - December 2010   Jack White's Video of TCU's Amon Carter Stadium West Stands Implosion on YouTube - December 2010   TCU Commons - a Chilly 8 degrees on 1 February 2011 #1
TCU Commons - a Chilly 8 degrees on 1 February 2011 #2   Charles Nash Elementary School - 1936   Old TCU Stadium Construction Finished On-Time - 1956   TCU's Daniel-Meyer Stadium Under Construction - August 1961
TCU Stadium - 1966   Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary - 1942   TCU's "Barn" Gym Before it Burned #1 - 1953   TCU's "Barn" Gym Before it Burned #2 - 1953
TCU Library, Rogers, Winton-Scott Buildings - 1961   TCU's Robert Carr Chapel - 1954   TCU's Sadler Hall - 1961   TCU Athletic Fields - 1965
TCU Rickel Sports Building Under Construction - 1972            
TCU Stadium Progress Update
Last Look at the Old Stadium - 6 November 2010   Implosion Preparations Complete - 1 December 2010   Demolition Day - 5 December 2010   Dignitaries Start the Implosion - 5 December 2010
Before and During Implosion From the 50-Yard Line   Dave Bloxom Scoreboard Saved For Re-use   Explosions and Collapse, Looking East   Explosions and Collapse - Helicopter View
After the Dust Cleared   New Foundation Preparations - 26 January 2011   Pouring North End-Zone Columns - 26 January 2011   The Supercrane - 16 February 2011
Filling Columns With Huge Pumper truck - 16 February 2011   North End-Zone Structure Rises - 16 February 2011   North End-Zone Similar to Meyer-Martin Complex - 16 February 2011   North End-Zone Structure From South - 16 February 2011
Close-Up of North End-Zone Structure - 16 February 2011   Scaffolding Removed - 2 March 2011   Crane Over West Side Columns - 2 March 2011   Temporary Three-Story Stairs - 2 March 2011
Columns March in Curved Row - 2 March 2011   Giant Earthmovers at Work - 2 March 2011   Men at Work in Forest of Concrete Columns - 2 March 2011   Cranes at Work - 16 March 2011
North End Zone Concrete Poured - 16 March 2011   Concrete Forms for West Second Deck - 16 March 2011   West and North Second Decks - 16 March 2011   More Cranes at Work - 16 March 2011
Horned Frog Steamroller Offense Takes Over! - 16 March 2011   Second Decks to Meet in Middle - 23 March 2011   View From Justin Building - 23 March 2011   Scoreboard and Suites Progress - 23 March 2011
Concrete Pumps at Work - 23 March 2011   Purple Concrete Pump - 23 March 2011   Second Deck Receives Concrete - 23 March 2011   Hydraulic Machines at Work on Forms - 30 March 2011
Special Machine Transports Concrete Forms - 30 March 2011   "Scissors Lift" Machine at Work - 30 March 2011   Columns Rise for 3rd Level Deck - 30 March 2011   Monster Tractor Crane - 30 March 2011
Column Forms of Upper Deck Being Installed - 6 April 2011   Concrete Column Form Hoisted Into Position - 6 April 2011   Cranes Compete For Space - 20 April 2011   Monster Crane is Large But Mobile - 20 April 2011
South End Third Level Takes Shape - 20 April 2011   North Scoreboard Columns Are Poured - 20 April 2011   2nd and 3rd Levels Rush Past 35-Yardline - 20 April 2011   Equipment Behind West Stands - 20 April 2011
Construction Cranes Spell "TCU"   Laser Accuracy for 3rd. Steel Deck - 10 May 2011   First Look at New Upper Gate - 10 May 2011   Progress on 2nd and 3rd Decks - 10 May 2011
Stairway to Upper Decks - 10 May 2011   Steel Hoisted to Upper Deck - 10 May 2011   West and North Stands Join - 10 May 2011   Upper Deck Takes Shape - 25 May 2011
Back Side of West Stands - 26 May 2011   Second Level Deck and Suites Appear - 27 May 2011   Work Begins on Gap at South End - 17 June 2011   Work Begins on Gap at South End #2 - 17 June 2011
Night Video Image of Closing The Horseshoe - 27 June 2011   Historical Artifacts Preserved - July 2011   Elegant Finish Materials Appear - 1 July 2011   Buzzard Surveys Construction - 1 July 2011
New Structure Fills Southeast Gap - 20 July 2011            
TCU Stadium Progress Timeline
15 November 2010   Implosion - 5 December 2010   Basement Excavated and Pad Poured - January 2011   1 April 2011
1 July 2011   September 2011   Project Completion - 1 August 2012    

Photos From The 1930 TCU Student Yearbook

Montgomery Ward Store - 1930

 

1930 Aerial of North Main Electric Power Plant

 

1930 Aerial of Meacham Field Airport

 

1930 Aerial of Downtown 7th Street "Canyon"

First National Bank, Houston at Seventh   Bewley Mills and Shotgun Houses   Montgomery Ward and General Motors Factory   Unknown 1930 Development Near TCU

Medical

All Saints Hospital

 

Old Harris Hospital

 

Fort Worth Medical College

 

City/County Hospitals

St. Joseph's Infirmary 1

 

St. Joseph's Infimary 2

 

Five St. Joseph's Hospital Buildings

 

Medical Arts Building and Burnett Park, 1942

Medical Arts
Building - 1927

 

James and Eunice West Center - 1993

 

Protestant Sanitarium, Main and Vickery

 

All Saints Hospital, Magnolia at Eighth Ave. - 1912

Groundbreaking For Harris Hall - 1958   City-County Hospital (Now JPS) - 1948        

 

Public Buildings

Artist's Painting of the Fort

 

Bronze Bas-relief at Houston & Belknap

 

Log Cabin Village

 

1876 Courthouse

1876 Courthouse - 1887

 

1876 Courthouse with Clock Tower Added

 

Retouched Photo of 1876 Courthouse

 

Second Damaged Photo of 1876 Courthouse

Courthouse Chronology

 

Jail & Courthouse in 1890

 

Construction of Tarrant County Courthouse about 1894

 

The County Seat Fight Part 1

The County Seat Fight Part 2

 

City Prison and Waterworks

 

Jail, Courthouse, Traction Company...and junkyard

 

Courthouse with Tidball & Van Zandt Bankers, Late 1890's

Tarrant County Courthouse - 1922

 

John Stryker view of Tarrant County Courthouse

 

Tribute to Dr. June Rayfield Welch Part 1

 

Tribute to Dr. June Rayfield Welch Part 2

Tarrant County Courthouse from Roof of Grand Hotel 1

 

Tarrant County Courthouse from Roof of Grand Hotel 2

 

Louis Daniel View of Tarrant County Courthouse 2004

 

Courthouse Fountain Part 1

Courthouse Fountain Part 2

 

Odd Image of Carnegie Library

 

1896 U.S. Post Office & Courthouse Part 1

 

1896 U.S. Post Office & Courthouse Part 2

1896 U.S. Post Office & Courthouse Part 3

 

1896 U.S. Post Office & Courthouse Part 4

 

1896 U.S. Post Office & Courthouse Part 5

 

1896 U.S. Post Office & Courthouse Part 6

1896 U.S. Post Office & Courthouse Part 7

 

1896 U.S. Post Office & Courthouse Part 8

 

1896 U.S. Post Office & Courthouse Part 9

 

1896 U.S. Post Office & Courthouse Part 10

1896 U.S. Post Office & Courthouse Part 11

 

1896 U.S. Post Office & Courthouse Part 12

 

Texas Spring Palace Part 1

 

Texas Spring Palace Part 2

Texas Spring Palace Part 3

 

Texas Spring Palace Part 4

 

Texas Spring Palace Part 5

 

Texas Spring Palace Part 6

Texas Spring Palace Part 7

 

Texas Spring Palace Part 8

 

Texas Spring Palace Part 9

 

Texas Spring Palace Part 10

Texas Spring Palace from Top of Board of Trade

 

Spring Palace Interior Views

 

Local Professor's Texas Spring Palace Sculpture

 

1893 City Hall with Water Line Construction

1893 City Hall

 

Proposed But Not Built City Hall - 1910

 

1938 City Hall

 

1971 City Hall Concept

Amon Carter Museum!

 

Front of  Will Rogers Memorial Center

 

Will Rogers Memorial Center from Northwest - 1936

 

Will Rogers Photo That Never Was and Never Will Be

Tarrant County Convention Center

 

Post Office Interior

 

Farmers Market on Jones

 

Willard Barr's Town Hall Meeting at Will Rogers

Architect's Rendering of General Worth Square

 

FW Public Library - Great Historical Resource

 

Hyde Park Painting

 

What Were They Thinking? Artsy Decor On Convention Center Garage and Coliseum

Marine Creek Flood Control Project Part 1

 

Marine Creek Flood Control Project Part 2

 

Who Stole The Courthouse Dome?

 

Second Tarrant County Courthouse - 1879

West Face of Courthouse - 1940s

 

Courthouse Research Detective Work

 

Courthouse Original and Restoration - #1

 

Courthouse Original and Restoration - #2

Courthouse Original and Restoration - #3

 

West View of Courthouse And Jail - 1906

 

Stone Cutters Pose at Post Office Construction - 1893

 

Courthouse Clock and Dome Restoration - #1

Courthouse Clock and Dome Restoration - #2

 

Courthouse Clock and Dome Restoration - #3

 

Courthouse Clock and Dome Restoration - #4

 

Courthouse Clock and Dome Restoration - #5

Courthouse Clock and Dome Restoration - #6

 

Courthouse Clock and Dome Restoration - #7

 

Courthouse Clock and Dome Restoration - #8

 

Aerial View of Courthouse - 2009

Public Health Center in Botanic Garden - 2009

 

New Museum of Science and History - 2009

 

Fort Worth Children's Museum - 1941

 

Original Museum of Science and History Prepares For Omni Theater

First Tarrant County Jail Circa 1882

 

Temporary Courthouse on 7th Street - 1893

 

Courthouse Pots

  Courthouse Clock and "Flame Pot" - 1920s

Neon Flag on
Courthouse Dome

 

Gaudy Courthouse Dome Incandescent Lights

  Gaudy Courthouse Dome Neon Lights and Flag   Central Fire Station 1890 #1

Central Fire Station 1890 #2

 

North View of Courthouse From Paddock Viaduct - May 2008

  Carnegie Public Library - 1910   Convention Center Arena - 1968
Invitation to Courthouse Restoration Dedication - 1983   When The Children's Museum Was New   Carnegie Public Library - Early   Temporary Courthouse on 7th Street - 1893
Temporary Courthouse on 7th Street - Part Two   Excavation for Amon Carter Museum - 1959   First Weather Station - 1898    

BRIAN LUENSER's COURTHOUSE CLOCK PHOTOS
Resetting for Daylight Savings Time - 7 November 2010

Up The Stairs to the Dome   First Landing is the Stained Glass Tarrant County Seal   Climbing to the Clock   High Inside the Dome
Behind the Clock Faces   Taking a Break Outside the Dome   The Clock's Works   The Clock's Bell
Various Internal Spaces   City Scenes From Courthouse Dome - Joe Daiches Credit Jewelers   City Scenes From Courthouse Dome - Main Street   City Scenes From Courthouse Dome - Southwest View
City Scenes From Courthouse Dome - First Methodist Church   City Scenes From Courthouse Dome - West Fork of the Trinity River        

 

Recreation: Parks and Country Clubs

Public Parks and Amusement Parks

Six Flags Over Texas 1961 - #1

 

Six Flags Over Texas 1961 - #2

 

Six Flags Over Texas 1961 - #3

 

Six Flags Over Texas 1961 - #4

Six Flags Over Texas 1961 - #5

 

Seven Seas Theme Park 1972 - #1

 

Seven Seas Theme Park 1972 - #2

 

1913 Entrance to Trinity Park

Lake Worth's New 9-Mile Bridge, Casino Park, Ballroom and Boardwalk

 

Casino Beach

 

Casino Ballroom

 

Lake Worth's Casino Park - 1927

Burk Burnett Park at Christmas

 

Snow Patterns in Fort Worth Water Gardens

 

Entrance Gates To Forest Park Zoo - 1927

 

Botanic Gardens: Formerly Known As Rose Gardens

Before Burnett Park Was This Park - 1920s

 

Scale Model Of Water Gardens, A 1971 Carter Foundation Gift

 

Medical Arts Building and Burnett Park, 1942

 

Amon Carter: "Go To Dallas For Education, Come To Fort Worth For Entertainment" 1936

Late Night Visit to Fort Worth Water Gardens on Youtube

 

Zoo Expansion Victim - the Record Aquarium

 

Botanical Research Institute of Texas #1

 

Botanical Research Institute of Texas #2

Lake Como Amusement Park - 1889   Lake Worth's Inspiration Point Shelter House - 1930s   Trinity Not Channelized Through park by 1960s   "Birth of Love" at Botanic Garden
"Spirit of Woman" at Botanic Garden Altrusa Club   "Pollen" at Botanic Garden   Untitled Sculpture at Botanic Garden #1   Untitled Sculpture at Botanic Garden #2
Sons of Hermann Pavilion - 1905   MAYFEST Origins Traced to Hermann Pavilion - 1897   Ruins of Inspiration Point Shelter to get a new roof   Lake Como Amusement Park Pavilion - 1908
Downtown Skylines From Trail Drivers Park - 1944 and 2011   Downtown Skylines From Trail Drivers Park - 2011   Local High School Artist Painted Park Landmarks   New Hyde Park on Ninth #1
New Hyde Park on Ninth #2   New Hyde Park on Ninth #3   New Hyde Park on Ninth #4   New Hyde Park on Ninth #5

Country Clubs

Shady Oaks Country Club Before the Fire

 

Shady Oaks Country Club New Building

  Shady Oak Country Club Interior Before the 2003 Fire   Arlington Heights Country Club - 1907
1919 High Schools And Country Clubs   Postcard of Arlington Heights Country Club   Wedgwood Country Club - 1957   Colonial Country Club - 1962
Colonial's 18th Hole and Crampton's Lake - 1962   River Crest Country Club - 1955   River Crest Country Club - Today   River Crest Country Club - 1911

 

Residences

John Peter Smith House

 

VanZandt Cottage - Crestline Road

 

VanZandt Home - 7th & Penn St. - 1879

 

VanZandt Mansion - 7th & Penn St.

Boaz House

 

Levy House - SE Corner of 7th & Lamar

 

Millionaire Gooseneck Bill McDonald's Mansion & Bank

 

Sam Rosen Residence

Shotgun Houses

 

Shotgun Houses Still Standing

 

Favorite Photos: Shotguns & Railroad Tracks

 

Park Hill Plat

E.E. Chase Residence

 

Another Fine Home On Chase Court

 

Mayor Bryce...His Home, His Office

 

Artist's Sketch of VanZandt's Cottage

Old House Being Demolished On South Henderson, 1960s

 

Prequel To Old House Being Demolished On South Henderson, 1960s

 

W. T. Waggoner's Mansion On Quality Hill
1919

 

W. T. Waggoner's Ghost Trees, Summit at West Lancaster

A. J. Roe Residence - 1891

 

A. J. Roe Residence #2

 

H. W. Tallant Residence - 1891

 

A Few Attractive Residences

William Monnig's Home - 1905 and Now

 

Beginnings of Arlington Heights - 1890

  House For Sale by Owner - 1912   Vernon and Irene Castle Boulevard - 1926

Earl E. Baldridge Home

  Pollock-Capps House - Front   Pollock-Capps House - Back   Pollock-Capps House - North and West Sides
Pollock-Capps House - Enclosed Porch   Pollock-Capps House - Boarded   William T. Fakes Watercolor Image   Cleveland Coffee Home
Dr. Bacon Saunders Home, So. Henderson #1   Dr. Bacon Saunders Home, So. Henderson #2   Jack White's First Home   Jack White's Home Featured In Fort Worth Press
Jack White's House - 1970            

The Houses of Quality Hill

Quality Hill Introduction

 

Quality Hill Homes -
Owners and Addresses

 

R. D. Hunter Home #1

 

R. D. Hunter Home #2

R. D. Hunter Home #3

 

R. D. Hunter Home #4

 

Richard Vickery Home

 

Bernie Anderson Home

Thomas B. Ellison Home

  James F. Moore Home        

Early Homes Spotlighted in 1902 Cattle Raiser's Association Program

Introduction   Residence of A.J. Long and wife Queen  

Residence of Cattleman Sam Davidson

  Residence of Cattle Baron John B. Slaughter
Residence of Winfield Scott/Early YMCA   Residence of Mrs. William T. Scott        

 

Railroads and Streetcars

1904 T&P Station Fire at Main & Front (Lancaster)

 

Early 1900's T&P Passenger Station from Front & Calhoun

 

T&P Station Fire Part 1

 

T&P Station Fire Part 2

T&P Station Fire Part 3

 

T&P Station Fire Part 4

 

T&P Station Fire Part 5

 

T&P Railyard

Bunting Covered T&P Station for Roosevelt's Visit

 

Texas & Pacific Railway
Terminal - 1931

 

Texas & Pacific Warehouse Under Construction

 

T&P Freight Building in 1905

Electric Streetcars Come to Main Street - Late 1800s

 

Electric Streetcars and Buggies Share Main St. - Early 1900s

 

Interurban at Main & Lancaster, Early 1900's

 

Main Street Trolly South of Courthouse - 1886

Laying Streetcar Tracks on Jennings at West 13th.

 

Laying of Streetcar Tracks on Camp Bowie 1

 

Laying of Streetcar Tracks on Camp Bowie 2

 

Streetcar End of the Line McCart & Biddison Part 1

Streetcar End of the Line McCart & Biddison Part 2

 

Streetcar End of the Line McCart & Biddison Part 3

 

Interurban Power Generation Plant

 

 Downtown Interurban Terminal Building

Interurban Line at Courthouse - 1915

 

Interurban on
Main Street - 1915

 

Interurban Equipment and Tracks - 1915

 

 Interurban Terminal and Warehouse - 1915

Interurban West Handley Station, Lake Erie - 1915

 

Leonard's M&O Subway/Tandy Free Parking - 1

 

Leonard's M&O Subway/Tandy Free Parking - 2

 

Electric Trolley By St. Patrick's

Paddock's Famed Tarantula Map

 

Paddock's Tarantula That Ate The World

 

Fort Worth & Denver's "Texas Zephyr" Pulls Out Of Town, 1953

 

Busiest Rail Crossing In America

Amon Carter Museum Provides A Unique T&P Depot Image #1

 

Amon Carter Museum Provides A Unique T&P Depot Image #2

 

Trinity Railway Express at the Intermodal Transportation Center

 

Union Pacific Rail Yards

Diesel Power

 

T&P Train Leaving Station

 

Demolition of Texas & Pacific Depot, 1931

 

Trolley behind St. Patrick's

1800s Railroad Bridge Over Cold Springs Road

 

Texas & Pacific Facilities

 

Electric Streetcars Come to Main Street - Late 1800s

 

Electric Streetcars and Buggies Share Main St. - Early 1900s

Electric Streetcars Come to Main Street - Late 1800s

 

Interurban at Main & Lancaster, Early 1900's

 

Relative of Lisa Helbing With MK&T Locomotive 564

 

Handcar at Rural Railroad Depot

Streetcar Crisis! The 1915 "Jitney Menace"

 

Streetcar Crisis! The 1915 "Jitney Menace" #2

 

Handley Interurban Depot - Early 1900s

 

Interurban Cars on Belknap by County Jail - Early 1900s.

Union Depot on Jones Street Still Standing - 1907

 

Interurban Cars and Streetcars Pass With No Room to Spare - 1920s

 

Santa Fe Pile Driver on Trestle, E. Fifth

 

Northern Texas Traction Company Wins "Streetcar Wars"

T&P Station at Keller - 1880s   Rail Yards East From Jennings Bridge - 1927   Streetcars in Car Barns - 1920s   Rare View of T&P Station via UTA Special Collections
T&P Lancaster Rail Yards - 1930   First Union Station Part 1   First Union Station Part 2   First Union Station Part 3
First Union Station Part 4   First Union Station Part 5        

Union Pacific's 1920s Fort Worth Scrapbook

Union Pacific RR Scrapbook #1 - 1920s   Union Pacific RR Scrapbook #2 - 1920s   Union Pacific RR Scrapbook #3 - 1920s   Union Pacific RR Scrapbook #4 - 1920s
Union Pacific RR Scrapbook #5 - 1920s            

 

Theaters

Byers/Greenwall Opera House/Palace Theater

 

First Majestic Theater - 1905

 

First Majestic Theater Converted to Parking Garage

 

Second Majestic Theater
Part 1

Second Majestic Theater
Part 2

 

Second Majestic Theater
Part 3

 

Second Majestic Theater
Part 4

 

Second Majestic Theater
Part 5

Neighborhood Movie Theaters

 

Egypt Theater

 

Palace Theater - 1968

 

Hippodrome Theater - 1921

Parkway Theater - 1935

 

Tivoli Theater & Rockyfeller's on Magnolia

 

Panteges/New Liberty Theater

 

"Show Row" Marquees in 1940

New Queen Theater
Ideal Theater

 

Palace Theater Light
Bulb - 100 Years Old

 

Majestic Theater Playbill -1930 - Page One

 

Majestic Theater Playbill - 1930 - Page Two

Majestic Theater Playbill -1930 - Page Three

 

Majestic Theater Playbill -1930 - Page Four

 

Majestic Theater Playbill -1930 - Page Five

 

Majestic Theater Playbill -1930 - Page Six

Billie Rose Provides Girls Galore At Casa Mañana in 1936

 

Girls Star Again at Casa Mañana in 1937 and 1939

 

Original Casa Mañana - 1936

 

Casa Mañana - 1937

Billy Rose and Casa Mañana

 

Last Casa Mañana Show Featured Stars, Girls and "Ice" - 1939

 

Casa Mañana Dinner Menu

 

New Car Show at Casa Mañana - 1936

Belknap Drive-in Theater

 

Cowtown Drive-in Theater

 

Pike Drive-in Theater

 

Majestic Theater Upgrades to "Talkies"

Majestic Theater Demolition by Louis Daniel and Joe Dulle - #1

 

Majestic Theater Demolition by Louis Daniel and Joe Dulle - #2

 

Majestic Theater Demolition by Louis Daniel and Joe Dulle - #3

 

Majestic Theater Demolition by Louis Daniel and Joe Dulle - #4

Majestic Theater Demolition by Louis Daniel and Joe Dulle - #5

 

Majestic Theater Demolition by Louis Daniel and Joe Dulle - #6

 

Majestic Theater Photos From Carter Museum Postcard Collection - #1

 

Majestic Theater Photos From Carter Museum Postcard Collection - #2

Majestic Theater Photos From Carter Museum Postcard Collection - #3

 

Majestic Theater Photos From Carter Museum Postcard Collection - #4

 

Majestic Theater Photos From Carter Museum Postcard Collection - #5

 

Majestic Theater Photos From Carter Museum Postcard Collection - #6

Majestic Theater Photos From Carter Museum Postcard Collection - #7

 

Old And New ISIS Theater - #1

 

Old And New ISIS Theater - #2

 

Old And New ISIS Theater - #3

Old And New ISIS Theater - #4

 

Old And New ISIS Theater - #5

 

Downtown Rescue Mission and Liberty Theater

 

1921 Hippodrome Theater

Phillips Movie Theater

 

The Original Majestic Became the Savoy

 

"The Last Frontier" by Billie Rose #1

 

"The Last Frontier" by Billie Rose #2

"The Last Frontier" by Billie Rose #3

 

Savoy Hotel and Theater - 1920s

 

Greenwall's Opera House - 1907

  Casa Mañana Twin Domes - 1958
Casa Mañana Front Facade - 1936   Casa Mañana Revolving Stage - 1936   Boulevard Drive-In Theater - March 1962   Bowie Boulevard Drive-In Theater
Hollywood Theater "Now Showing" Posters #1   Hollywood Theater "Now Showing" Posters #2   Hollywood Theater "Now Showing" Posters #3   Hollywood Theater "Now Showing" Posters #4
Hollywood Theater "Now Showing" Posters #5   Village Opera House Movie Theater - 1970s        

 

Utilities

Reddy Kilowatt & TXU North Main Power Plant

 

TESCO: Gridiron Club "Yellow Jaundice" Ad

 

Telephone Wires

 

Southwestern Bell's First Home in Fort Worth

Telegrams Were Phone Co. Big Business

 

Southwestern Bell 1925 Truck

 

SW Bell Pole Installer Crew

 

Barnett Shale Gas Drilling

Southwestern Bell History - Part 1

 

Southwestern Bell History - Part 2

 

Southwestern Bell History - Part 3

 

Southwestern Bell History - Part 4

TESCO Stack Scrubber

 

Construction of Lake Worth Dam and Spillway - 1912

 

Why we are here: Trinity River WATER #1

 

Why we are here: Trinity River WATER #2

Why we are here: Trinity River WATER #3

 

Why we are here: Trinity River WATER #4

 

Why we are here: Trinity River WATER #5

 

Why we are here: Trinity River WATER #6

Why we are here: Trinity River WATER #7

 

Why we are here: Trinity River WATER #8

 

Why we are here: Trinity River WATER #9

 

Why we are here: Trinity River WATER #10

Why we are here: Trinity River WATER #11

 

Why we are here: Trinity River WATER #12

 

Why we are here: Trinity River WATER #13

 

Holly Pump Station - 1907

First Telephones in Fort Worth - 1877

 

TESCO Smoke Stacks - 1970s

 

Partially Demolished TESCO Generating Plant - 2008

  Holly Waterworks Power House - c.1911
Village Creek Wastewater Plant   TXU Handley Generating Plant - 2003   Telephone Operators at North Side Prospect Exchange - 1913    

 

 Thomas S. Byrne Construction Company Progress Photos 

Provided courtesy of Jim Patterson, CEO, 1962-1995 and John Avila, CEO

CLICK HERE FOR AN INTRODUCTION TO THIS SECTION

Thos. S. Byrne, Building Fort Worth Since 1923 #1

 

Thos. S. Byrne, Building Fort Worth Since 1923 #2

 

Thos. S. Byrne, Building Fort Worth Since 1923 #3

 

Thos. S. Byrne, Building Fort Worth Since 1923 #4

  Construction Progress Photos    
JOB 168 - Hangar at Meacham Airport

Job 168
Hangar at Meacham Airport - 1927

 

         
JOB 176 - E.E. Bewley Residence

Job 176
Residence of E.E. Bewley - 1927

 

Job 176
Bewley Residence Details

   

 

 

JOB 180 - Elks Club Building
Job 180-11 #1
Elks Club Building
  Job 180-11 #2
Elks Club Building
  Job 180-11 #3
Elks Club Building
  Job 180-11 #4
Elks Club Building
Job 180-11 #5
Elks Club Building
           
JOB 226 - Leonard Brother's Department Store - 1930
Job 226
Leonard's Department Store
Site Preparation
  Job 226
Leonard's Department Store Site Preparation

 

Job 226
Leonard's Department Store Gas Station and Parking Lot

  Job 226
Leonard's Department Store Gas Station Closeup

Job 226
Leonard's Department Store Concrete Forms

  Job 226
Leonard's Department Store Area Scenes

  Job 226
Leonard's Department Store Electric Streetcar

  Job 226
Leonard's Department Store West View

Job 226
Leonard's Department Store Details of West View

  Job 226
Leonard's Department Store South View

  Job 226
Leonard's Department Store Ramp For Concrete Trucks

  Job 226
Leonard's Department Store Byrne Sign

Job 226
Leonard's Department Store Era Vehicles

  Job 226
Leonard's Department Store Opening Sign

 

Job 226
Leonard's Department Store Northwest View

  Job 226
Leonard's Department Store Era Automobile

Job 226
Leonard's Department Store North View and Courthouse

  Job 226
Leonard's Department Store Exterior Bricking Progress
  Job 226
Leonard's Department Store Concrete Batching Ramp

  Job 226
Leonard's Department Store Bricking Nears Completion

Job 226
Leonard's Department Store Bricking Completed

  Job 226
Leonard's Department Store Display Windows

  Job 226
Leonard's Department Store Open For Christmas

  Job 226
Leonard's Department Store Signage

JOB 227 - Humble Service Station
Job 227
Humble Service Station - 1930
           
JOB 230 - Texas Ice Farmer's Market

Job 230
Texas Ice Farmers Market - 1930

 

Job 230
Texas Ice Farmers Market - Close-up

       
JOB 246 - Neil P. Anderson Building

Job 246
Excavation For Neil P. Anderson Building - 1920

 

Job 246
Neil P. Anderson Building and Elks Club - 1920

 

Job 246
Neil P. Anderson Building and St. Andrew's Church

 

Job 246
Neil P. Anderson Building Construction Progress - 1920

JOB 273 - W.C. Stripling Department Store

Job 273-1
Expansion of W.C. Stripling Department Store - 1937

 

 

 

 

 

JOB 407 - Amon G. Carter Airfield Terminal Building
Job 407 #1
Amon G. Carter Airfield Terminal Building - 1951
  Job 407 #13
Amon G. Carter Airfield Terminal Building - 1951

 

Job 407 #15
Amon G. Carter Airfield Terminal Building - 1951
  Job 407 #25
Amon G. Carter Airfield Terminal Building - 1951
Job 407 #38
Amon G. Carter Airfield Terminal Building - 1951
  Job 407 #40
Amon G. Carter Airfield Terminal Building - 1951
  Job 407 #41
Amon G. Carter Airfield Terminal Building - 1951
  Job 407 #47
Amon G. Carter Airfield Terminal Building - 1951
Job 407 #346
Amon G. Carter Airfield Terminal Building - 1951
  Job 407 Aerial #1
Amon G. Carter Airfield Terminal Building - 1951
  Job 407 Aerial #6
Amon G. Carter Airfield Terminal Building - 1951
  Job 407 Aerial #7
Amon G. Carter Airfield Terminal Building - 1951
JOB 462 - WBAP TV Studio
Job 462
WBAP-TV Studio - 1949
Front
  Job 462
WBAP-TV Studio - 1949
Rear
       
Byrne Construction Pioneered Pre-Stressed Concrete
INTRODUCTION   Early Pre-Stressed Concrete Projects   Project Details    
Miscellaneous Scenes
Aerial View of Texas Christian University - 1950s   Electra Waggoner Biggs' Statue of Will Rogers - 1947   Western Union Building - Main at Third - 1980   300 Block of Main Street - 1980
300 Block of Main #2 - 1980   Parking Lot at 3rd and Commerce - 1980s   Hotel at Main and Second - 1980s   Knights of Pythias - 1980s
Fort Worth Press - 1940          

 

Street Scenes

Earliest Fort Worth Street Scene

 

1st FW Club & Main Street

 

7th Street, West of Lamar - 1930

 

7th Street "Show row"

Trolley behind St. Patrick's

 

1918 & 1920 Panorama Comparison

 

Signs on Houston Street buildings in the 1800's

 

Looking South from
4th & Main - 1936

Looking north on Main from Front Early 1890's

 

Bill Wood -13th & Main

 

Looking Southwest from 9th & Houston - 1927

 

Commercial Club - 6th & Main 1913

1920's Bank Panic - 8th & Main

 

Boaz And Battle Cotton Yards, Two Views From 1880s

 

Market Day - Courthouse Square about 1878

 

1920 Houston St. Parade

Looking West from 7th & Main in 1910

 

Looking South From 3rd & Houston in 1911

 

Looking North from 7th & Houston in the 1920's

 

Looking North From 8th & Houston in 1952

Looking West on 7th from Houston

 

Looking North from 11th & Throckmorton

 

Looking North from Main & Lancaster in 1942

 

7th & Main - 1950

Before the Paddock Viaduct

 

9th & Main Early 1920's

 

11th & Houston Through The Years

 

Houston Street Views

Mystery Photo: Fort Worth or Not?

 

Mystery Photo Identified

 

Lower Main Street - 1906

 

10th & Houston - Early 1900's

8th & Houston - Early 1900's

 

8th & Houston Detail - Early 1900's

 

1952 Main Street/General Worth Square

 

When the Courthouse was our Skyline

Houston Street from Eighth - 1907

 

Main Street from Ninth - 1906

 

12th Street at
Jennings - 1920

 

Signs Along W. 7th

Main South of
Courthouse - 1886

 

Iron Bridge on North Main

 

W. 7th at Penn Traffic

 

1886 Main St. From Courthouse

Color Photo of 10th & Main About 1950

 

Houses Along 8th Ave.

 

TCU Drag - 3000 Block S. University Drive

 

Closing of W. 10th Street

Ryan Place Gates at College Ave. 1912

 

Boarding House & Street

 

Who Owns History?

 

Bill Wood Photo Company

Looking North from 9th & Main - Early 1900's

 

Looking South from 7th & Main in 1904

 

Looking North from Houston & 7th

 

Looking East from Courthouse in 1884

Looking East on 7th From Burnet in 1920's

 

Looking West From 7th & Houston in 1968

 

Houston at Ninth, 1890, Future Site of Flatiron Building

 

Houston Street - 1950s

1958 West Freeway Looking East from Hulen

 

Dec. 1956: Opening of South Freeway (US 81)

 

Paddock Viaduct

 

Leonard's Beat

7th Street in 1941

 

1926 12th Street Extension to Jennings

 

Camp Bowie Blvd. - 1927

 

101 S. Jennings - 1956

Well Machinery Company, 1886 - 1956

 

Well Machinery Building Demolished - 1956

 

1870's Courthouse Square

 

Northeast View From Courthouse Clock Tower

Westward View From Courthouse Tower - Turn of Century #1

 

Westward View From Courthouse Tower - Turn of Century #2

 

Westward View From Courthouse Tower - Turn of Century #3

 

Westward View From Courthouse Tower - Turn of Century #4

1936 Texas Frontier Centennial #1

 

1936 Texas Frontier Centennial #2

 

1936 Texas Frontier Centennial #3

 

1936 Texas Frontier Centennial #4

Amon Carter Museum Images of the 1936 Frontier Centennial #1

 

Amon Carter Museum Images of the 1936 Frontier Centennial #2

 

Amon Carter Museum Images of the 1936 Frontier Centennial #3

 

Amon Carter Museum Images of the 1936 Frontier Centennial #5

Store East of Courthouse on Belknap Street

 

Downtown From City Hall
1896-1897

 

Pennsylvania Avenue Business District,  1920 - 1960

 

Hand Finishing Cement On Jacksboro Highway

1904 Swartz Photo of the North Main Iron Bridge

 

When Buicks had Portholes and Russell Stover Sold Candy

 

South Main at Vickery - 1936

 

West 1st Street at Lamar - 1956

Interesting Tales From Houston & 10th, Early 1900s - #1

 

Interesting Tales From Houston & 10th, Early 1900s - #2

 

Interesting Tales From Houston & 10th, Early 1900s - #3

 

Interesting Tales From Houston & 10th, Early 1900s - #4

Interesting Tales From Houston & 10th, Early 1900s - #5

 

Interesting Tales From Houston & 10th, Early 1900s - #6

 

A Quite Holiday on Throckmorton - 1978

 

7th and Main - 1919

700 Block of Main Street - 1930

 

9th and Throckmorton - early 1900s

 

West Freeway's Pedestrian Bridges - 1958

 

Bus and Cab Activity, Commerce at 9th. - 1955

Street Scenes During An 1899 Snow Storm #1

 

Street Scenes During An 1899 Snow Storm #2

 

Street Scenes During An 1899 Snow Storm #3

 

Street Scenes During An 1899 Snow Storm #4

Street Scenes During An 1899 Snow Storm #5

 

1958 Downtown Neon Lights on Youtube. 8mm Movie by Don Pyeatt

 

2009 Downtown at Night on Youtube. Video by Brian Luenser

 

Late Night Visit to Fort Worth Water Gardens on Youtube

"Going Purple" for TCU #1

 

"Going Purple" for TCU #2

 

"Going Purple" for TCU #3

 

"Going Purple" for TCU #4

When Main Street Was Dirt, With Horse Trolleys - 1880

 

The Magnificent Snowwoman - 1963

 

500 Block of Main Street - Before the Burk Burnett Building

 

Main Street Through a Long Lens - 1962

An Evolution at Third and Main

 

Interurban Cars and Streetcars Pass With No Room to Spare - 1920s

 

Gas Was $0.03/Gal in 1941

 

Stereopticon View of Main - 1927

Stereopticon View of Stockyards and Swift's - 1927

 

Stereopticon View of W.T. Waggoner and Fort Worth Club - 1927

  Houston Street - 1940   Houston at Ninth - 1960s
North Main Street - a Dirt Road in 1914   Bill Potter's Concept of the Original Fort   Hidden Art at Sixth and Houston   Main and Weatherford Courthouse Entrance - 1907
Tap Room Bar Would Not Sell to FWNB - 1951   West 7th Street Bridge Farewell #1   West 7th Street Bridge Farewell #2   President Theodore Roosevelt's 1905 Visit to Fort Worth
President Theodore Roosevelt Leaves From T&P Station - 1905   1958 Stock Show Parade on Main Street From Helicopter   1958 Stock Show Parade on Main Street From Helicopter - DETAILS   710 Main Street - 1920s - J. Frank Norris Bible Study Class
Firestone Service Center - 1998   General MacArthur Parade - 1951   Kimbell II Museum Addition Construction - 2010 #1   Kimbell II Museum Addition Construction - 2010 #2
Kimbell II Museum Addition Construction - 2010 #3   Kimbell II Museum Addition Construction - 2010 #4   The Lonesome Tree   Lonesome Tree as "The Homeless Christmas Tree"
Main Street from Courthouse - circa 1885   1949 Stock Show Midway   Botanical Research Institute of Texas Museum   100-Year Old Googins Building
Ninth and Main - 1905   Main at Weatherford - 1890s   Board of Trade and Hoxie Buildings - 1902   Land Cleared for Firestone Apartments - 1998
1938 FDR Parade #1   1938 FDR Parade #2   7th and Main - 1948   Teddy Roosevelt Plants a Tree in Stereo - 1905
Farmer's Market on Jones Street - 1930   Highway 80 City Limits Sign - 1941   Tourist Court in 1940s   Antique Store on East Lancaster - 1962

Downtown Sky Bridges

200 Commerce - 2011   E. Seventh and Commerce - 2011   East Second Street - 2011   Eighth Street Hilton Hotel - 2011
Three Sky Bridges Looking North From Eighth and Commerce - 2011   Star-Telegram Sky Bridge - 2011   FWNB Skybridge to Parking garage   CNB Skybridge to Parking Garage - 1971
First Downtown Skybridge - Leonard's Department Store - 1948            

 

Skylines, Aerials and Maps

1884: Earliest Known Skyline Photo Part 1

 

1884: Earliest Known Skyline Photo Part 2

 

1884 Skyline & 2005 Skyline from Same Location

 

View from Jennings Railroad Overpass, early 1900's

1925 Skyline from 7th & Summit

 

1930 Skyline from 5th & Summit

 

W.D. Smith 1936 Skyline from 7th & Summit

 

Bill Wood 1931 Aerial of T&P

Power Plant & Skyline - 1970's

 

Trinity River Below Courthouse

 

1908 & 1922 Floods

 

Two Views of 1908 Flood

Panorama of 1949 Flood

 

Trinity River Vision

 

New City Truck & Skyline Construction in 1930

 

Old City Wagon & Skyline Construction in 1930

1953 Aerial from South

 

Lancaster Rail Yards - 1930

 

1940's Skyline from Jacksboro Hwy. Bridge

 

1960's Aerial of Cultural District

1930's Aerial of Casa Mañana after a Snow

 

Fort Worth Skyline in 1872 and 1972

 

Industrial Fort Worth - 1910

 

West Freeway - 1958

Construction of Spur 280 and 1963-64 Skyline

 

Festival of Lights

 

Festival of Lights at Sunset from 1960's

 

Festival of Lights from 1960's

Festival of Lights - 1970

 

Festival of Lights - 1990

 

W.D. and Gordon Smith Downtown Aerial 1930's

 

1949 Stock Yards Aerial

Panther Park (Before LaGrave Field)

 

Old LaGrave Field

 

W. 7th from 1980

 

DFW Airport Construction
Part 1

DFW Airport Construction
Part 2

 

DFW Airport: International Parkway Construction

 

Skyline from Oakwood Cemetery

 

1920's Futuristic Skyline Image

Texas & Pacific Facilities

 

1941 Automobile Row

 

W.D. Smith 1941 Skyline from 7th & Summit

 

1955 Bill Wood Skyline from Montgomery Ward

1960 Skyline from West Freeway

 

1926 Skyline from Lower Main

 

1966: The Good Life

 

Turnpike Stadium

1876 Morse Bird's Eye View

 

Fort Worth Major Seaport?

 

First Known Commissioned Aerials Part 1

 

First Known Commissioned Aerials Part 2

1899 Skyline from Post Office

 

Comanche Peak Power Plant

 

Watercolor Skyline Painting

 

Amon Carter's Faked 1922 Skyline

West Freeway Skyline View

 

TESCO Power Plant

 

Farmers Market Aerial

 

Downtown Aerial Quiz 1: How Many Bldgs. Remain?

Downtown Aerial Quiz 2: Identify Buildings

 

Will Rogers Memorial Center in 1950

 

Will Rogers & Casa Mañana in 1958

 

2007 - A Flock of Cranes

Trinity River Vision from 1970's Part 1

 

Trinity River Vision from 1970's Part 2

 

Arlington Downs

 

Classic 1913 "Bird's Eye" View

Trans American Life/Aviation Building

 

1949 Stryker Skyline Photo

 

1952 Stockyards

 

1949 Aerial

1949 Bomber Plant

 

New 1952 Olds & Skyline

 

New 1955 Olds & Skyline

 

New 1960 Olds & Skyline

South Freeway at Seminary Drive - 1949

 

Hobbs/Fruehauf Blue Mound Plant

 

Color Swift Plant Aerial-1970's

 

Snowy Stock Yards in 1920's

1964 Cultural District

 

1936 Aerial of Casa Mañana & Surrounds

 

1958 South Freeway at Vickery

 

Fort Worth Nat'l. Bank Announces 37 Story Tower

1940's Armour & Swift Aerial

 

1950's Downtown Aerial

 

Sunset October 16, 2005

 

Chesapeake Plaza Sunset November 14, 2004

1960 Aerial of Southwestern Bell

 

1960 Aerial of Buildings Demolished For Convention Center and Water Garden

 

1952 City Skyline And Stock Show Midway

 

Moonset September 15, 2008

1970s Christmas Skyline From Lancaster And Henderson

 

1990s Christmas Lighted City Skyline

 

Jennings Street Bridge, Front Street, Spring Palace Site, 101 Building

 

Who Stole The T&P Building?

"Google Maps" Provide Modern Aerial Views of Fort Worth

 

Aerial Of Downtown And I-30 About 1962

 

When Stockpens Stretched From Exchange Ave. to NE 28th Street

 

Skyline View Of Downtown Looking Southeast

1950 Aerial View of WRMC Complex #1

 

1950 Aerial View of WRMC Complex #2

 

1950 Aerial View of WRMC Complex #3

 

1950 Aerial View of WRMC Complex #4

1930 Ad by Chamber of Commerce

 

South Downtown Skyline circa 1905-10

 

Before The Cultural District

 

1971 Stock Yards

1974 Stock Yards

 

1975 Stock Yards #1

 

1975 Stock Yards #2

 

9th and Throckmorton - early 1900s

General Dynamics 1987 Downtown Aerial

 

The Great Trinity Flood of May 17, 1949

 

Aerial of Buildings To Be Demolished Between 11th and 14th Streets

 

Air Force Plant 4, Lake Worth, and an Unusual B-36 in 1947

Proposed Downtown Routing of I-30 in 1956

 

Only One Jail in the Early 1970s

 

Aerial View of TCU Sports Fields

 

Southside Suburbs - Early 1900s

Aerial View of 1949 Flood

 

1920s Illustration of "Futuristic" Downtown

 

1930 Downtown Aerial

 

WRMC, Medical School, Cultural District and Trinity Park - 2010

Downtown From the Medical District - 2010

 

Fog Over Downtown - 2010

 

A Foggy "Trinity Vision" - 2010

 

Skyline With RR Trestle - 2010

City Skyline From Railroad Ave. at Turn of 20th Century #1

 

City Skyline From Railroad Ave. at Turn of 20th Century #2

 

East on Weatherford From Courthouse - 1918

 

Sixth and Commerce
1920

Skyline With I-30/Lancaster "Overhead"
Circa 1962

 

Texas Brewery from 1100 Main - 1910

 

Thought To Be a View Of Rosen Heights - 1900s

 

Northwest View From W.T. Waggoner Bldg. - 1920

North on Throckmorton - 1950

 

Will Rogers Complex Under Construction - 1938

 

Houston Street South From Houston - 1890

 

St. Ignatius Academy

City Map - Early 1900s

 

Two Skyline Views From West

 

Red Mixmaster - 1960s

 

North of the River Map

Mayfest - 1978   Skyline by Stryker - 1950s   Fort Worth Steel & Machinery - 1950   1957 Downtown Skyline
Convention Center When Completed in 1968   City At The End Of A Rainbow   Bomber Plant Aerial - 1950s   S.W. Quadrant of Downtown - 1951
180 Degree Downtown Panorama #1   180 Degree Downtown Panorama #2   180 Degree Downtown Panorama #3   180 Degree Downtown Panorama #4
Trinity Not Channelized Through park by 1960s   "Historic" Confluence of Trinity - 1948   Rare Aerial View of Downtown - 1918   Art Museums District - 1961
St. Joseph Hospital Complex - 1960s   Gas Well Near Cultural District - 2010   Gas Drilling by Day   Gas Drilling by Night
Barnett Shale Gas Drilling Schematic   Downtown Construction - 1920s   Ripley Arnold Housing and Northern Downtown - 1960s   Convention Center Coliseum Before Its Dome
New First Baptist Church Construction   When the Downtown Lancaster "Overhead" was New - 1960s   Recent Downtown Skyline   Liberator Village - 1942
[removed]   Construction of Stock Show Buildings - 1948   Downtown FWNB Construction #1 - 1973   Downtown FWNB Construction #2 - 1973
Downtown Department Stores - 1972   TCU Stadium and Campus - 1948   TCU Stadium and Homes - 1948   Leonard Brothers' Superstore - 1973
October Sunset by Jack White - 2004   Rare Skyline View - 1910   Rare Skyline View Reveals Wireless Telegraph Antennas - 1910   F-16 "FIGHTING FALCON" Flies Over its Factory and Carswell AFB
1949 Downtown Aerial From Ashburn Map Cover   Cowboy Stadium Under Construction   Pre-Water Gardens Site   Western Hills Inn - 1950s
Downtown Aerial by XTO Energy Co. - 2011   Downtown Skyline - 1910   Downtown Skylines From Trail Drivers Park - 1944 and 2011   Land Cleared for Firestone Apartments - 1998
Monticello Addition - 1930   Downtown Panorama - 1905   New Downtown Construction - 1973   Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary - 1942
"The Tower" at Twilight   Historic Buildings on Eighth Street   "The Fair" Building - February 2011   Downtown in 1921
1928 Map of Downtown   Stock Show Crowd at WRMC, January 1996   Grounds of Botanic Garden - 1996   Stock Show Parking at Farrington Field and Casa Mañana - 1996
Three Museums During Stock Show - 1996   Kimbell Museum and Future Site of Modern - 1996   CNB Clock - 1964   Downtown From McCord-Collins Company at Main and Front - 1907
1938 Centennial Grounds Still Evident in 1950s            

November 2009 Views From The Courthouse Dome

Photographed by Courthouse Restoration Architect Art Weinman

Introduction

 

Orientation

 

Downtown to the Southwest

 

West on Belknap

To West Northwest

 

Northwest

 

Northeast

 

East to Belknap and Weatherford

 

Southeast Over New Courts Building

 

South on Main

   

 

Public Art

 PLEASE READ THE INTRODUCTION TO THIS SECTION:

 PUBLIC ART PARTNERS

Al Hayne Memorial - Part 1

 

Al Hayne Memorial - Part 2

 

Bas Relief on Back of Al Hayne Memorial

 

Al Hayne Memorial's Gargoyles

The Vortex - Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

 

Road Building Rock

 

Veterans Park

 

The Zipper

Bas Reliefs at Farrington Field

 

Addison and Randolph Clark on TCU Campus

 

John Justin on Baby Blue

 

Amon Carter Museum's Upright Motives

Alexander Calder's Eagle

 

Mural on Old Dr. Pepper Building

 

Jumping Frogs at Botanic Gardens

 

Solar Disk at Botanic Gardens

Naiads at Botanic Gardens

 

Charles Tandy

 

Kimbell Nude Sculpture in Courtyard

 

Fort Worth Public Market

Fogel Mural in Federal Building

 

Jake's White Trash & Pink Lemonade Hair Salon

 

Botanic Garden Sculpture Walk

 

Eagle on Texas & Pacific Passenger Terminal

Christ in Front of First United Methodist Church 1

 

Christ in Front of First United Methodist Church 2

 

Leger's "Running Flower" at the Kimbell

 

Moore's "Figure in a Shelter" at the Kimbell

Miro's "Woman Addressing the Public"

 

Four Horses at Greenwood Cemetery

 

The Modern's "Conjoined" Stainless Steel Trees

 

TCU's "15 Cubes" near Neeley Business School

Frog Fountain relocated on new TCU Commons

 

TCU's "Stonehenge"...art or landscaping?

 

"On Top Of The World" at TCU

 

"Yearning To Know" bronze at TCU's Starpoint School

Will Rogers Bust At WRMC

 

Picasso At The Modern

 

Is This Plagiarism?

 

"Triangles" at City Hall

"Briefcase Man" at Burnett Park

 

Is The "Briefcase Man" The Fuller Brush Man?

 

"Fishing Rock" Bronze Cranes at Botanic Gardens

 

Chief Quanah Parker Statue

"Homeward" At Public Library

 

Noguchi Sculpture Plaza #1

 

Noguchi Sculpture Plaza #2

 

Original Orientation of Al Hayne Monument #1

Original Orientation of Al Hayne Monument #2

 

Mark Twain in Trinity Park

 

Midnight, The Most Famous Rodeo Horse

 

Chisholm Trail Mural

Will Rogers Ceramic Mosaic Murals 1

 

Will Rogers Ceramic Mosaic Murals 2

 

Will Rogers Ceramic Mosaic Murals 3

 

Will Rogers Ceramic Mosaic Murals 4

Will Rogers Ceramic Mosaic Murals 5

 

Will Rogers Ceramic Mosaic Murals 6

 

Will Rogers Ceramic Mosaic Murals 7

 

Will Rogers Ceramic Mosaic Murals 8

Will Rogers Ceramic Mosaic Murals 9

 

Will Rogers Ceramic Mosaic Murals 10

 

Will Rogers Ceramic Mosaic Murals 11

 

Will Rogers Ceramic Mosaic Murals 12

Will Rogers Ceramic Mosaic Murals 13

 

Will Rogers Ceramic Mosaic Murals 14

 

Will Rogers Mosaic Murals: Amon Carter Jr. Exhibit Hall

 

Will Rogers Mosaic Murals: Amon Carter Jr. Exhibit Hall

Will Rogers Mosaic Murals: Amon Carter Jr. Exhibit Hall

 

Will Rogers Mosaic Murals: Equestrian Center & Richardson-Bass/Burnett

 

Will Rogers Mosaic Murals: Equestrian And Livestock

 

Will Rogers Mosaic Murals: Moncrief Building

Chapel Hill Sculptures

 

Statuary or Taxidermy?

 

TCU's Great Horned (Kissing) Toad

 

A Parking Garage - Officially "Art"

Lancaster "Avenue of Light" #1

 

Lancaster "Avenue of Light" #2

 

Lancaster "Avenue of Light" #3

 

City Hall Sculpture, Original vs Present

Sculptures at Botanic Garden Conservatory

 

Evaline Sellors' "Finials" in Botanic Garden

 

Longhorn Steer Heads on Lancaster Bridge - 1938

 

Police and Firefighters Memorial - 2009

Convention Center Garage By Day And Night

 

"Avenue of Lights" at Night

 

Business Use Of Art To Attract Attention

 

The Pythias Knight - Old and New

Statuary at Fort Worth Children's Hospital

 

"Four Backs" by Matisse, and Art Patron Anne Marion

  Dinosaurs and Steers on Main Street   "Range Duty" Bronze at TCU Ranch Management
"Earth Fountain" in Camp Bowie park   "Sacagawea and Jean Baptiste" at FWMSH   "Water of Life" at University Christian Church   "Birth of Love" at Botanic Garden
"Spirit of Woman" at Botanic Garden Altrusa Club   "Pollen" at Botanic Garden   "Sun Dial" Sculpture at Botanic Garden   "Celestial Jazz" Sculpture at Botanic Garden
"Nature's Essence" in Overton Park   "Iggy" Iguana Sculpture at Fort Worth Zoo   Eagles Dexter or Eagles Sinister - We Have 'Em   "F&M Centurion Heads"
"Angels of Justice"   Sculptor's Reference for MIDNIGHT Bronze   Art Mystery:Was Kimbell's LEGER Sculpture Repainted?   A Reluctant Editorial..."The Avenue of Lights"
JFK Plaza and Bronze   Western Artist Bruno J. Lore   Rules For Photographing Public Art    

 

Makers of Fort Worth - 1914

Amon G. Carter   Alphonse August   S. B. Burnett   Dr. Bacon Saunders
  K. M. Van Zandt   Zane-Cetti    

 

Pioneers

William Jenkins Worth

 

Press Farmer

 

Six Early Pioneers

 

Winfield Scott

B. B. Paddock

 

John Peter Smith

 

K. M. VanZandt Part 1

 

K. M. VanZandt Part 2

K. M. VanZandt Part 3

 

K. M. VanZandt Part 4

 

K. M. VanZandt Part 5

 

K.M. VanZandt - 1850 and 1930

Charles Turner, First Here

 

J. J. Jarvis

 

Major Ripley Arnold

 

Dr. Carroll M. Peak

Our City's Namesake in Pictures:
A Study of Images of Maj. Gen. William Jenkins Worth

INTRO: William Jenkins Worth in Pictures   General Worth, Young and Older   Popular Image of Worth Questioned and Debunked   One of Two Known Photographs of W.J. Worth
Artist's Drawing of General Worth - 1844   Summary of Previous Images   A Matthew Brady Daguerreotype of Worth - Same But Different   The Brady Photograph Raises More Questions
1934 Painting of Worth Displays Much Artistic License   Local Art Expert Scott Barker Addresses Questions About The 1934 Painting   An 1863 Painting of Worth Likely Not an Accurate Image   More Images Of Worth From Various Sources
Two Notable Images of Worth Which Are Displayed Locally   Worth's Likeness at City Hall is Questioned   Worth's Images: Final Recap   A Late-Life Photo of Worth and His Tomb in New York City

 

Vignettes of Fort Worth History

The President & The Rancher-Oilman

 

Landmark Fort Worth Dates: 1841-1973 - Part 1

 

Landmark Fort Worth Dates: 1841-1973 - Part 2

 

Landmark Fort Worth Dates: 1841-1973 - Part 3

Landmark Fort Worth Dates: 1841-1973 - Part 4

 

Landmark Fort Worth Dates: 1841-1973 - Part 5

 

From 1510 Cooper St. to Theatrical Fame

 

Ginger Rogers' Historic Home Razed

Bayard Friedman

 

First Escalator in Leonard's Department Store

 

William G. Fuller, Godfather of Local Aviation

 

Sam Rosen

Charles Swartz Killed at 40

 

How Fort Worth Became Panther City - Part 1

 

Panther City - Part 2

 

Panther City - Part 3

Panther City - Part 4

 

Panther City - Part 5

 

Fireman Jim Noah

 

Old FW Photos From Fans - Hubb Diggs Ford

Old FW Photos From Fans - Bill & Stub's Place

 

Carshon's Kosher Delicatessen

 

Monroe Odom, Amon Carter's Newsboy Part 1

 

Monroe Odom, Amon Carter's Newsboy Part 2

Hats Were Big at Travis Ave. Baptist - c.1923

 

Fort Worth's Post Toasties Connection

 

Ormer Locklear, Daredevil Aviator - Part 1

 

Ormer Locklear, Daredevil Aviator - Part 2

Alonzo Carter - Early FW Photographer

 

1922 Ford Dealers

 

The Man Who Bricked Exchange Avenue

 

Top Secret Tornado 1952

11-22-63: A Date of Destiny for JFK

 

Bob-O-Link Gas Station

 

Vernon Castle Saga's Sad Fort Worth Ending

 

Remembering Pappy Spinks, Aviation Pioneer

Man of Distinction: Architect Wyatt C. Hedrick

 

How Hell's Half-Acre Drove TCU From Fort Worth

 

Wall Of Burning Building Falls On Firemen In 1957 -1

 

Wall Of Burning Building Falls On Firemen In 1957 -2

Amon Carter Gives Charlie McCarthy A Shady Oak Hat

 

Two Lots In Arlington Heights For $5 Per Month

 

Amon, Ruth and Nenetta Carter Welcome Paul Whiteman - 1936

 

When Coming In Second Made Big News

Pony Photographers in 1930s - A Depression Era Innovation

 

Television Debuts In Fort Worth In 1934

 

When Lake Worth Froze in 1930 Part 1

 

When Lake Worth Froze in 1930 Part 2

When Lake Worth Froze in 1930 Part 3

 

The Shady Oak Hat Tradition 1

 

The Shady Oak Hat Tradition 2

 

The Shady Oak/Shady Oaks Hat Tradition 3

President Theodore Roosevelt Visits Fort Worth - 1905 #1

 

President Theodore Roosevelt Visits Fort Worth - 1905 #2

 

President Theodore Roosevelt Visits Fort Worth - 1905 #3

 

President Theodore Roosevelt Visits Fort Worth - 1905 #4

The Swartz Brothers Importance To Our History 1

 

The Swartz Brothers Importance To Our History 2

 

Streetcar Crisis! The 1915 "Jitney Menace"

 

Streetcar Crisis! The 1915 "Jitney Menace" #2

1894 Fort Worth High School Letter

 

R. D. Hunter - Saint or Sinner?

 

Sidewalk Photographers of the 1930s and 1940s - #1

 

Sidewalk Photographers of the 1930s and 1940s - #2

Sidewalk Photographers of the 1930s and 1940s - #3

 

When Banks Printed Their Own Money - #1

 

When Banks Printed Their Own Money - #2

 

Fort Worth's Golf Hero: Ben Hogan

TV Channel 5's News Team - 1971

 

Marsha Hadfield - the "That's My Bank" Girl

 

CAPTURED! The 7th Street Gang

 

Diamond Jubilee - 75th Anniversary 1923 #1

Diamond Jubilee - 75th Anniversary 1923 #2

 

Santa Claus Special and Bus Driver Choir

 

Fort Worth National Bank 50th Anniversary - 1923

 

Willard Barr Changes City Politics

A Cop Murdered and a Near-Hanging - 1892

 

A Cowtown Original - Richard Don Simms

 

"Polaroid Bob" Responds to Webpage Plea - 2010

 

Old Settlers' Barbecue - 1909

Homegrown Hometown Television Programming

 

Babysitter, A Life Cut Short, and Rosen Heights

 

Teddy Roosevelt 1905 Parade

 

Teddy Roosevelt Visits Fort Worth in 1905 #1

Teddy Roosevelt Visits Fort Worth in 1905 #2

 

Teddy Roosevelt Visits Fort Worth in 1905 #3

 

Firemen Who Weren't Firemen - 1920

 

PANGBURN'S  Pinup Girls

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Sign   TCU's Sammy Baugh   Trinity Canal - An Unrealized Dream   Season Seats at Destroyed TCU's Amon Carter Stadium
FOUND: Jack White's Great-Grandfather!   TCU Makes Rose Bowl History - 2011   How Will Rogers Memorial Center Got its Name   Fort Worth Rotary Club
TEX ICE Company - part one   TEX ICE Company - part two   National Air Transport Gives Amon Carter an Airplane   Demolition of TCU Arch - 1948
Fishponds In Ward's Store - 1928   City's History Recalled in 1914 FWST Clipping   KFJZ Radio's Newsman Porter Randall    

"Why Fort Worth?"
Booklet by Jack Williams AutoMall - 1986

Gateway to West Texas

 

Our "Grand Old Lady", the Majestic Theater

 

Fifty Years of Progress

 

Lake Worth Amusement Center

Arlington Downs Racetrack

 

Bob Wills and the Light Crust Doughboys

 

Hollywood Theater

 

Curb Service and Amon G. Carter

Speakeasy Era Ends, Stock Yards Here to Stay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visionary City Plans

North Fort Worth's 1889 Grand Plan:

INTRO: Parks and Streets Versus School Needs - 1889

 

North Fort Worth Yields to City Planners

 

Circle Park Elementary School

 

Two Identical Schools?

The Gruen Plan:

 

1955 - Greater Fort Worth Tomorrow Part 1

 

1955 - Greater Fort Worth Tomorrow Part 2

 

 

The Halprin Plan:

1970 Plan to Revitalize Downtown Part 1

 

1970 Plan to Revitalize Downtown Part 2

 

1970 Plan to Revitalize Downtown Part 3

 

1970 Plan to Revitalize Downtown Part 4

1970 Plan to Revitalize Downtown Part 5

 

1970 Plan to Revitalize Downtown Part 6

 

1970 Plan to Revitalize Downtown Part 7

 

1970 Plan to Revitalize Downtown Part 8

1970 Plan to Revitalize Downtown Part 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trinity River Vision

Historic Structures within Trinity River Vision

 

Re-routing The Trinity In The TRV Plan

 

George Kessler - Father of Trinity River Vision?

   

 

Military

World War I and Camp Bowie

Map of Camp Bowie in Relation to Fort Worth

 

Detailed Map of Camp Bowie

 

Camp Bowie Airfields

 

Camp Bowie Aerial Photograph 1

Camp Bowie Aerial Photograph  1922

 

Camp Bowie Hospital

 

Camp Bowie Barracks

 

Camp Bowie - Jack White's Personal Connection

Trolley Service to Camp Bowie

 

Laying of Streetcar Tracks on Camp Bowie 1

 

Laying of Streetcar Tracks on Camp Bowie 2

 

36th Division Parade from 9th & Houston - 1918

36th Division Parade - April 11, 1918 - Part 1

 

36th Division Parade - April 11, 1918 - Part 2

 

36th Division Parade - April 11, 1918 - Part 3

 

36th Division Parade - April 11, 1918 - Part 4

36th Division Parade - April 11, 1918 - Part 5

 

36th Division Parade - April 11, 1918 - Part 6

 

36th Division Parade - April 11, 1918 - Part 7

 

Ormer Locklear, Daredevil Aviator - Part 1

36th Division Parade from 9th & Houston - 1918

 

Ormer Locklear, Daredevil Aviator - Part 2

 

Vernon Castle Saga's Sad Fort Worth Ending

 

Royal Flying Corp Marker at Greenwood Cemetery

Letter Home From France by John N. White - 1918

  111th Supply Company Mess Halls - 17 June 1918   Now a Parking Lot, Once Were Camp Bowie Barracks

 

 

Army/Navy Helium Extraction Plant

WWI Helium Production Plant

 

Construction of Helium Plant - 1918

 

 

 

 

WWII, Air Force Plant 4 and Carswell Air Force Base

1951 MacArthur Parade on Houston Street

 

FDR Visits Air Force Plant 4 in 1942

 

PBY Aircraft on Lake Worth "Hiding From Hurricane" - November 1940

 

PBY Aircraft on Lake Worth - The Real Story

Top Secret Tornado 1952

 

B-24 Assembly Line at Consolidated, 1940s

 

B-32 Assembly Line at Consolidated

 

Air Force Plant 4, Lake Worth, and an Unusual B-36 in 1947

 

Looking Back 120 Years at the
Texas Spring Palace

Introduction To This Section

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 2

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 3

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 3a

Texas Spring Palace - Page 4

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 5

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 6

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 7

Texas Spring Palace - Page 8

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 9

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 10

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 11

Texas Spring Palace - Page 12

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 13

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 14

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 15

Texas Spring Palace - Page 16

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 17

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 18

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 19

Texas Spring Palace - Page 20

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 21

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 22

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 23

Texas Spring Palace - Page 24

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 25

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 26

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 27

Texas Spring Palace - Page 28

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 29

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 30

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 31

Texas Spring Palace - Page 32

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 33

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 34

 

Texas Spring Palace - Page 35

 

Sanquinet and Staats Architecture From 1896
Courtesy Amon Carter Museum

Introduction To This Section

 

S and S Architecture - #2

 

S and S Architecture - #3

 

S and S Architecture - #4

S and S Architecture - #5

 

S and S Architecture - #6

 

S and S Architecture - #7

 

S and S Architecture - #8

S and S Architecture - #9

 

S and S Architecture #10

 

S and S Architecture #11

 

S and S Architecture #12

S and S Architecture #13

 

S and S Architecture #14

 

S and S Architecture #15

 

S and S Architecture #16

S and S Architecture #17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Worth In Pictures
1940 Fort Worth Photos by W. D. Smith

W. D. Smith Photos, 1940 - INTRODUCTION

 

Medical Arts Plaza

 

Botanic Garden

 

Downtown Aerial

Various Downtown Aerials

 

Armour and Swift Office Buildings

 

Meat Packing Houses

 

Stock Pens

City High Schools #1

 

City High Schools #2

 

Meacham Airport

 

Meacham Airport Aerial

Tom Bailey's Garage

 

Ernest Allen Motors

 

Cascade Laundry

 

City Hall

Forest Park Zoo

 

Stock Pens and Packing Plants - 1940

 

9th And Houston St.

 

Railroads

Aviation Building   Washer Brothers Store   Houston Street - 1940s   Two Downtown Banks - 1940s
Union Bank and Trust, Main Street            

 

Fort Worth In Video and Sound
Vintage Movies and Other Multimedia

INTRODUCTION TO THIS SECTION

 

The Master's Voice 
Amon G. Carter

 

Lisa Helbing's Family Movies of Fort Worth in the 1930s

 

Late Night Visit to Fort Worth Water Gardens on YouTube

1958 Downtown Neon Lights on YouTube. 8mm Movie by Don Pyeatt

 

2009 Downtown at Night on YouTube. Video by Brian Luenser

 

Downtown Building Implosion

 

Implosion of Medical Arts Building - July 1, 1973

Fort Worth Fire Department Vintage Photos on YouTube

 

Fort Worth Fire Department Engine #2 Responds to Medical Emergency on YouTube

 

Aftermath of March 28, 2000 Tornado on YouTube

 

1957 Soapbox Derby on YouTube. 8mm Movie by Don Pyeatt

Requiem to the 7th and 11th Bomb Wings at Carswell AFB on YouTube. Video by Don Pyeatt

 

Fort Worth Texas on YouTube

 

Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind on YouTube

 

Erection of Weather Radar Antenna at Greater Southwest Airport on YouTube. 8mm Movie by Don Pyeatt

Fort Worth Habitat Buildings Leaving Downtown on YouTube. Video by Brian Luenser

 

JFK Receives Shady Oak Hat at Hotel Texas, November 22, 1963

 

The Great Flood of 1949 by UTA Special Collections

 

1936 Frontier Centennial by UTA Special Collections

Unusual Auto on Lake Worth, View of Casino Beach - 1931   Will Rogers' Funeral, Bob Hope, Amon Carter, Truman, Eisenhower - 1947   Amon Carter and Edgar Bergen in Fort Worth - 1938   Amon Carter Sr. and Amon Carter Jr. at WeilHeim, Germany - 1945
First Flight of Convair's B-58 HUSTLER on YouTube - 1956. Video by Don Pyeatt   Public Debut of General Dynamics' YF-16 "FIGHTING FALCON" Jet Fighter - 13 December 1973 - on YouTube. Video by Don Pyeatt   SEE US ON
YouTube!
  1954 Shrine Circus Parade on YouTube.  8mm movie by Don Pyeatt
1954 Stock Show and Rodeo Parade on YouTube.  8mm movie by Don Pyeatt   Jack White's Video of TCU's Amon Carter Stadium West Stands Implosion on YouTube - December 2010   Amusement rides at Forest Park Zoo circa 1959 on YouTube   A Tribute to KFJZ Radio Newsman Porter Randall

 

Postcards From The Past

Old Postcards from Past:
T&P Passenger Depot

 

Old Postcards from Past:
Trinity River Tour Ride

 

Old Postcards from Past:
Western Hills Hotel

 

Old Postcards from Past:
Carnegie Library

Old Postcards from Past:
Main Street

 

Old Postcards from Past: County Courthouse - 1915

 

Old Postcards from Past: First Methodist Church - 1915

 

Old Postcards from Past:
9th & Throckmorton; Day

Old Postcards from Past:
9th & Throckmorton; Night

 

Postcard Artist's View of TCU Stadium

 

Postcard of Original Nine Mile Bridge

 

Postcard of City-County Hospital Before it was JPS

Postcard of Live Stock Exchange Building

 

1930's Postcard of Westbrook Hotel

 

Postcard of Arlington Heights Country Club

 

Postcard of Baptist Seminary

Postcard of Early Masonic Home & School

 

NTTC's Electric Postcard Studio

 

Postcard of Billy Rose's Jumbo Theater

 

Postcard of Old Central Fire Station

Postcard of Will Rogers Memorial Center

 

Postcard of 1936 Centennial Cancellation

 

Postcard of Greenwall's Opera House

 

Postcard of 9th & Main

Postcards of 9th & Houston

 

Postcard of 7th Street Bridge from 1920's

 

Postcard of Narcotic Farm & Federal Prison

 

Postcard of 1930's Fort Worth Public Library

Postcard of Interior of Union Station

 

Postcard of Casino Beach

 

Postcard of Pennsylvania & 8th Avenue

 

Postcard of City Hall, Early 1900's #1

Postcard of City Hall, Early 1900's #2

 

Postcard of Trinity Park Dam

 

Postcard of Trinity Park Dam - Different View

 

Postcard of Live Stock Exchange from 1920's

Postcard of First Methodist Church

 

1999 Postcard of Fort Worth Herd

 

Postcard - Horse Show At North Side Coliseum - Early 1900s

 

 Postcard - Aerial View of Courthouse and The Bluff - 1924

Postcard - Rail Service to Handley and Lake Erie

 

Postcard - Lake Erie in Handley

 

Postcard - Houston Street, North From 8th, 1905

 

 Postcard - TWC - Texas Womans College

Postcard - Fort Worth High School

 

Postcard - Fort Worth High School 2

 

Postcard - Fort Worth Medical College

 

Postcard of Carter-Riverside
& Poly High Schools

Postcard - Horse Show At North Side Coliseum

 

Postcard - Five St. Joseph's Hospital Buildings

 

Postcard - Old Post Office/Federal Building

 

Postcard - St. Joseph's Infirmary, South Side

Postcard - T&P Passenger Station - Early 1900s

 

Postcard - Central High School

 

Postcard - Central Fire Station - Early 1900s

 

Four Postcards of North Side Coliseum

Postcard - McLean/Paschal High School

 

Postcard - Jennings Avenue Bridge Over Railroad Tracks

 

Postcard - DeZavala Elementary School

 

Postcard - Main Street At Sixth - 1920s

Postcard - Before the Hollywood Theater was built - 1920s

 

Golden Goddess In Westbrook Hotel Lobby

 

Westbrook Hotel In The 1920s

 

Billy Rose's "Jumbo"

Knights of Pythias Balloon View

 

South Downtown Skyline circa 1905-10

 

Main Street from Ninth - 1906

 

"Artistic License" by Postcard Artists

John Stryker Postcards

 

West View of Courthouse And Jail - 1906

 

Altered Skyline on 1929  Postcard

 

City Hall and Central Fire Station - 1920

Interurban Cars and Jail on Belknap - Early 1900s

 

1893 City Hall, Throckmorton and Tenth

 

Original Casa With Red Roof

 

Stock Show Parade, 12th and Houston - 1960s

City Hall Roof - Green or Blue?

 

When St. Ignatius Had A Dormitory

 

Houston Street North From Eighth Street

 

Uncle Will's Houston Street Postcard

Jack From New Albany Writes Home - 1907   Flatiron Building, Ninth and Houston - 1908   City Hall on West Tenth and Throckmorton   R. L. Paschal High School - 1940s
Meacham Field Art Deco Terminal Building - 1930s   Postcard View of Early DC-3 Aircraft at Meacham Airport   Busy DFW Airport Terminal   Early Houses in 400 Block So. Henderson
Albright Bridge on 1st Street - 1910   Western Hills Inn - 1960s   Downtown From McCord-Collins Company at Main and Front - 1907   Shady Tour-Rest Motel, 4000 E. Belknap - 1930s

 

Yesterday and Today

Early Telephone Bldgs. & AT&T Today

 

Medical Arts Bldg. & Burnett Plaza

 

Thistle Hill Mansion - 1904 to Today

 

Southside Grain Elevator

The Case For Historic Preservation: Before and After, 8th and Houston

 

The Two Eras of TCU Architecture: 1910-1950 and 1950 to Present

 

First Fort Worth Stockyard Was On South Side, Not North Side #1

 

First Fort Worth Stockyard Was On South Side, Not North Side #2

 

1882 City Directory

Courthouse in 1882 City Directory

 

Photo Engraving of Huffman Residence

 

Two Hotels

 

Courthouse in 1882 City Directory

 

 Pages From 1882
City Directory - 1

 

Pages From 1882
City Directory - 2

 

 

 

Downtown Renewal, 1960s, 70s and 80s

Jack White's Downtown Rebuild

7th and Main ~1969

 

Sixth and Taylor

 

Leonard Brothers Department Store's Subway

 

7th Street Canyon ~ 1968

7th Street Buildings in 1967 Now Gone

 

Work Begins on City Center II

 

Sundance Square 2nd and Main

 

Brick Street Pavers Reclaimed

300 Block of Houston Now Rebuilt

 

4th and Commerce Demolition

 

Americana Hotel

 

Erection of City Center Towers

Erection Begins For City Center II

 

Expansion of SW Bell Building

 

Burk Burnett Park Makeover

 

The "CELLAR", a Fort Worth Beatnik Heaven

Demolition For Bass Hall, Fourth and Calhoun

 

Erection of Continental Plaza, Main at Seventh

 

Erection of Federal Building, Tenth and Taylor

 

Completion of Federal Building, Tenth and Taylor

Fire Station Number One

 

South From Seventh at Main

 

South From Seventh at Lamar

 

Land Title Block Building

Flatiron Building From Main at Ninth

 

Don't Do This !!

 

CNB Building - No Longer Tallest

 

Restoration or Replication?

Sundance Square Begins Amidst Construction

 

Throckmorton North of Fifth Now All Gone

 

War-like Disarray During Construction

 

Seventh Street - Once City's Busiest

Building Implosions

Implosion of the Worth Hotel - 1972

 

Implosion of the Medical Arts Building - 1973

 

Implosion of the Medical Arts Building #2

 

Implosion of the Westbrook Hotel Part 1 - 1978

Implosion of the Westbrook Hotel Part 2 - 1978

 

Implosion of the Westbrook Hotel Part 3 - 1978

 

Westbrook Hotel Implosion From 4th and Calhoun - 1978

 

  Implosion of Stripling's Department Store - 1979

Buildings Demolished For Convention Center

View from Hotel Texas

 

Rear of Building on Main

 

Looking South on Lower Main

 

W. 11th & Houston Streets
Part 1

W. 11th & Houston Streets
Part 2

 

Looking Northwest from 10th & Houston

 

Looking Northeast from 10th & Houston

 

Looking East on 10th from Houston

Looking North on Jennings from Lancaster

 

Demolished Block Between Monroe & Taylor

 

Looking North from Lower Main

 

Main Street

Looking Southwest from Main & 12th

 

Looking South from Lower Main

 

Looking Southeast from 9th & Main

 

Weber's Pawn Shop - 1301 Main

Looking Northeast from Lower Main

 

Looking Northeast from 12th & Main

 

Wider View from 12th & Main

 

1300 Block of Main Street

Trinity Hotel: SE Corner of 13th & Main

 

Looking Southeast from 14th & Main

 

Looking Southwest Along 9th from Main

 

Looking Northeast from 12th & Throckmorton

Looking North on Main Street

 

Looking South from 10th & Main

 

Looking Northeast from 9th & Main

 

Looking Northeast from 10th & Throckmorton

Lower Main and Throckmorton & Lancaster

 

Ideal Theater on Main

 

c.1983 Farmers & Mechanics Nat'l Bank

 

Sidewalk on Lower Main

Majestic Theater

 

Looking Southwest from 9th & Main

 

Demolition of Monnig Dry Goods on Main Part 1

 

Demolition of Monnig Dry Goods on Main Part 2

Demolition of Trinity Hotel - 13th & Main

 

Closeup of Demolition for Convention Center

 

Monnig Dry Goods Just Before Wrecking Ball

 

Demolition at Main & 13th

Demolition of Big Ben's Pawn Shop

 

Early Convention Center Arena Construction  Part 1

 

Early Convention Center Arena Construction Part 2

 

Aerial of Convention Center & Water Gardens

Alaska Building - Main and Tenth

 

Alley Scene at 100 E. Tenth

 

Alley Scene at 1100 Main

 

Store Fronts at 1100 Main

Downtown Rescue Mission and Liberty Theater

 

Tenth Street Drug Store

 

Aerial of Buildings To Be Demolished Between 11th and 14th Streets

 

Trinity Hotel, 13th and Main

Old Post Office and Library - 1959

           

Dave Pearson's Demolished Buildings

Capps Building at 5th & Throckmorton - Part 1

 

Capps Building at 5th & Throckmorton - Part 2

 

Continental Trailways Bus Station - Eighth and Commerce

 

Trailways Bus Station - 1970 and 2008 Compared

Johnnie Johnson Tire Co. at 4th & Commerce

 

Army Store at 100 Commerce

 

Bars in Army Store Bldg. - 100 Commerce

 

100 Commerce Update - Temporary Home of TCU

Bargain Box at 201 Main

 

Garage at 2nd & Calhoun

 

Savoy Furniture Co. at 111 Main Street

 

Survivor: Famous Hamburgers at 1st & Main

Radio Center in 1300 block of Houston

 

Meadows Printing in 1200 block of Houston

 

1300 and 1400 blocks of Houston

 

1910 John Peter Smith Second Ward School

200 Block of Commerce Street

 

Smiley's 7th Street Snack Bar

 

600 Block of Houston

   
Eight Historic Buildings Bought and Restored by XTO Energy
OVERVIEW   Eight Buildings Bought and Restored by XTO Energy   W.T. Waggoner Building - Background   W.T. Waggoner Building Street Views
W.T. Waggoner Building Front Street View   W.T. Waggoner Building Ground Level   W.T. Waggoner Building Restored Bank Lobby   W.T. Waggoner Building Modern Work Areas
W.T. Waggoner Building Antique Furniture and Bronze Art   W.T. Waggoner Building Trading Room   W.T. Waggoner Building Conference Room   W.T. Waggoner Building Guest Seating Area
W.T. Waggoner Building Eclectic Executive Office   W.T. Waggoner Building Bank Vault Conversion   W.T. Waggoner Building Mezzanine Offices   W.T. Waggoner Building 1920s Ambiance of Cattleman W.T. Waggoner
W.T. Waggoner Building Elevator Lobby and Street Entry   W.T. Waggoner Building Ready For Another Century!   Bob R. Simpson Building Restored by XTO Energy Corp. - 2005    

 

From The Pages of The Fort Worth Telegram,
Special Rotogravure Edition, 1908

The Kentucky Liquor House

 

Metropolitan Hotel
Downtown Block

 

Metropolitan Hotel Dining Room

 

Metropolitan Hotel Lobby and Office

Nelson-Draughon Business College

 

Fort Worth's Streets
First Paved in 1908

 

Tenth Street Paved

 

Belknap at Courthouse Paved

Hemphill Street Paved  

Hemphill Street Paved - Update

 

Rusk And Weatherford Streets Paved

 

Byers Opera House

A. T. Byers and
Y. M.  Milam

 

Fort Worth Light and Power Downtown Office

 

Fort Worth Light and Power Gas Appliance Showroom

 

Fort Worth Light and Power Storage Tank

Panorama of Polytechnic College (TWU)

 

Fort Worth Auto Supply Garage

 

Texas Implement and Transfer Company

 

Building at Houston and 7th Lost To History

T. E. Lewis Car Dealer

 

Eagle Steam Bakery

 

Christopher Piano Company

 

Trinity Park
Entrance - 1908

City Hall and
Fire Station - 1908

 

Eppstein Building, Home of Jersey Cream

 

First Downtown YMCA Building

 

Anchor Mills "Bewley's Best" Flour

Alford-Tucker Ice, Coal and Grain   Dining in Grand Banquet Hall, Hotel Worth   Cigar Stand in Lobby of Hotel Worth   Hotel Worth Building, 7th and Main
Lobby of Hotel Worth   3 Leading Churches of 1908   Texas Printing and Office Supplies   Texas Printing and Office Supplies Plant Facilities
City Hall and Central Fire Station, 1000 Block Throckmorton   West on Fifth From Main   Santa Fe Station Waiting Room   Masonic Home and School
Missouri Avenue Methodist Church   Mulkey Memorial and St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Churches   1908 Street Scenes    

 

Photos From The 1904 "BOHEMIAN"

The Bohemian Magazine,  1904 Souvenir Edition
Intro 1

 

The Bohemian Magazine,  1904 Souvenir Edition
Intro 2

 

The Bohemian Magazine,  1904 Souvenir Edition
Intro 3

 

The Bohemian Magazine,  1904 Souvenir Edition
Intro 4

Main Street View From The T&P

 

Lake Erie Resort at Handley #1

 

Lake Erie Resort at Handley #2

 

Handley Interurban Train

Masonic Widows and Orphans Home #1

 

Masonic Widows and Orphans Home #2

 

Hotel Worth, New Addition?

 

Charles Swartz Photo, Downtown Looking North

Charles Swartz Photo, Original North Main Bridge

 

Mansion Hotel, Main at Fourth

 

C. L. Swartz, Camera View or Scenic Artist

 

C. L. Swartz Does a "Cut and Paste"

Charles Swartz Photo, First Elks Club Building

 

Residence of W. T. Maddox at 918 Lamar

 

Portraits of B. B. Paddock and K. M. VanZandt

 

Northern Texas Farmhouse

Wheat Harvest Along The T&P Tracks

 

City Park Dam in 1904

 

1891 View Shows True Location of City Park Dam

 

Carnival Parade in 1904

Classified Ads from 1904

 

More Classified Ads from 1904

 

Prof. Draughon's Business College

 

Psychic Healer, Osteopath...And "Messeuer"

Fort Worth National Bank - New In 1904

 

Mexican War Vets On Courthouse Steps - 1902

 

New Tarrant County Courthouse

 

Old Courthouse Image Sparks Research

Main Street View From 9th Street With Wheat And Hurley Buildings

 

W. L. Ligon Residence, 1221 Pennsylvania Ave.

 

Thank You, Mr. and Mrs. Gorman!

 

Fort Worth Business College

 

The Steve Brown Collection

Fort Worth Board of Trade
7th & Houston

 

Hurley Building
7th & Main

 

Wooden Stock Yards Hotel

 

Cattle Pens at Stock Yards

Fort Worth High School

 

T&P Engine 900

 

Texas Eagle Streamliner & Old Locomotive

 

T&P Passenger Terminal Looking West

T&P Passenger Station

 

Vintage Postcard of T&P Passenger Station

 

2nd Vintage Postcard of T&P Passenger Station

 

3rd Vintage Postcard of T&P Passenger Station

4th Vintage Postcard of T&P Passenger Station

 

5th Vintage Postcard of T&P Passenger Station

 

T&P Passenger Terminal From Main & Front

 

Interior of T&P Passenger Station

Airbrushed 1931 T&P Railway Terminal

 

T&P Complex With Overhead Freeway

 

T&P Complex With Art Deco Bowen Bus Center

 

Red and Cream Color Bus at T&P Railway Terminal

Postcards of 1931 T&P
Railway Terminal

 

T&P and now
Demolished Canopy

 

Original Leonard Bros. on Courthouse Square

 

1943 Postcard of
Leonard Bros.

Looking North from 9th & Houston in 1950

 

Looking North from 9th &
Main in 1950's

 

Varsity Theater on E.
Rosedale across from TWU

 

Hunt Humble Station at E. Belknap & Sylvania

Postcard of Stock Yards

 

Postcard of Central High School

 

Postcard of Carter-Riverside
& Poly High Schools

 

Postcard of North Side & Arlington Heights High Schools

Postcards of 7th Street &
Hotel Texas

 

Postcard of
Lake Worth Casino

 

1910 Postcard of
Metropolitan Hotel

 

Postcard of Arlington Downs

Postcard of 10th & Main in 1920's

 

Postcard of 10th & Main in 1925

 

Postcard from 9th & Houston in 1920's

 

Postcard of Reynolds Building NW Corner 8th & Houston

Postcard of DFW Airport

 

Reversed Skyline Postcard

 

Two Postcards of 1893
City Hall

 

Postcard of Seminary South

Postcard of Kress Building

 

Early Postcard of
Carnegie Library

 

Postcard with Bird's Eye view of Carnegie Library

 

Postcard of 9th & Main
Around 1904

Postcard of FWST with Home Delivery & Animated Baseball

 

Postcard of City Hall

 

Postcard of Fort Worth National Bank

 

 

 

Our Historians' Personal Photos

From Contributors' Old Fort Worth Photo Albums

Relative of Lisa Helbing With MK&T Locomotive 564

 

Charles Swartz Photo of Lisa Helbing's Great-Great Grandmother circa 1900

 

Elmer Magoffin Family circa 1920

 

Unknown Family Children With 1920 Touring Car

Unknown Family Around Watering Tank - Early 1930s

 

Founding Member of Assembly Of God Church at Meacham Field - 1929

 

Unknown Family With 1920 Touring Car

 

Lisa Helbing's Original Swartz Photo and Horse-drawn Buggy

More Swartz Photos and a Request

 

Rock Island Railroad Freight Crew - 1904

 

Young Jack White Rides a Pony in 1932

 

West 1st Street at Lamar - 1956

Family Photos by Richard Don Simms #1

 

Family Photos by Richard Don Simms #2

 

Family Photos by Richard Don Simms #3

 

Family Photos by Richard Don Simms #4

Family Photos by Richard Don Simms #5

  Helbing Family Photo at Inspiration Point - 1954   Family Photos by Jack White #1   Family Photos by Jack White #2
Jack White's First Dog "Tuffy"   Frisco Train Crossing Trinity - 1939 - via Donna Donnell   Add-Ran College at Thorpe, Home of TCU - via Donna Donnell    

Unknown Family Photos From Fort Worth Water Department Photo Album

FWWD Family Photos #1

 

FWWD Family Photos #2

 

FWWD Family Photos #3

 

FWWD Family Photos #4

FWWD Family Photos #5

 

FWWD Family Photos #6

 

FWWD Family Photos #7

 

FWWD Family Photos #8

FWWD Family Photos #9

 

FWWD Family Photos #10

 

FWWD Family Photos #11

 

FWWD Family Photos #12

FWWD Family Photos #13

 

FWWD Family Photos #14

 

FWWD Family Photos #15

 

FWWD Family Photos #16

FWWD Family Photos #17

 

FWWD Family Photos #18

 

FWWD Family Photos #19

 

FWWD Family Photos #20

FWWD Family Photos #21

           

The Way We Are by The Way We Were Historians

Fort Worth's Water Gardens

 

2009 Komen Race For The Cure Charity Race

 

Pier One and Grackles at Sunset, 11-9-2004

 

Before The Bi-Centennial Storm, July 4, 1976

Wayne Feeds Grain Storage

 

South on Taylor From West Third

 

North on Taylor From West Third

 

A View Of The Library Before The Carnegie

Tornado Aftermath, March 28, 2000

 

 Outpost On The Trinity

 

 Fort Worth And dallas Seen In One Photo

 

 North On Throckmorton From The "Old" City Hall

Missouri Pacific Trestle in Z Boaz Park

 

Cloud Over Main Street Arts Festival

 

Views From Hospital Room - 2009

 

Downtown and Trinity Uptown Site

Diesel Power

 

Color vs Monochrome

 

Downtown Neighbors

 

Founder's Bluff at Sunset

The Essence of Fort Worth

 

Underneath the Mixmaster

 

Fort Worth Club Building - 2008

 

Cowtown Marathoners on Paddock Hill

Lightning Strikes Downtown

 

A Rainbow and a "UFO"

 

Downtown From the Medical District - 2010

 

Fog Over Downtown - 2010

A Foggy "Trinity Vision" - 2010

 

Skyline With RR Trestle - 2010

  City Christmas Tree 1956/Downtown Office 1972   Gaudy Courthouse Dome Neon Lights and Flag
City At The End Of A Rainbow   Somewhere Under The Rainbow   Green Monster Threatens Life in Fort Worth   "Dawn's Early Light"
"Sunset From My Balcony" - 2010   October Sunset by Jack White - 2004   Weir Notch, Trinity Park Dam   Ice On The River - February 2011
No Parking Skyline - 2011   Towers and Apartments - 2011   Japanese Garden Icon - April 2011   Serenity Bridge - April 2011
Red and Green - April 2011   "Three Buildings" - 1964   "Four Tanks" - 1961   "Purina Pipes" - 1961
Downtown Fire Escapes - 1960s   Antique Store on East Lancaster - 1962   Ground Water Cistern at Japanese Garden - 2011   Stormy Alliance Sunset - 2011
"The Tower" - 2005            

Haynes-Stegall Family Photographs

House on Helen St.
(later Pulaski St.)

 

Fort Worth High/Parker Jr. High School

 

Handcar at Rural Railroad Depot

 

Country Relatives Part 1

Country Relatives Part 2

 

Country Relatives Part 3

 

Portrait of Relatives

 

Robert L. Haynes Retirement in 1952

Original 1904 Swartz Photo of T&P Fire

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa Helbing's Rare Photos

Main From Ninth - Only the Courthouse Remains

 

Previously Unknown Board of Trade Building

 

Central Fire Station Photo

 

Old Fire Bell in Stryker Photo

Fort Worth University on College Avenue

 

Fort Worth High School Before it Burned

 

Draughon's Business College, Main at 14th.

 

Old City Hall, Throckmorton at Tenth

Old Post Office, Jennings at 11th., 1905

 

 John Stryker Photo of Lamar at Tenth

 

 Commercial Club, 6th and Main, ~1890

 

 Construction of Neil P. Anderson and Star-Telegram

High Bridge Over Trinity River - 1891

 

The Natorium - 1891

 

Hendricks Building and Board of Trade - 1891

 

Texas Brewing Company - 1891

Unidentified Building - 1891

 

A. J. Roe Residence - 1891

 

H. W. Tallant Residence - 1891

 

Unidentified Industrial Building - 1891

Fort Worth High School and Cumberland Presbyterian Church - 1891

 

Albright Bridge - 1911

 

Leonard's M&O Subway Parking Lot

 

Billy Rose's "Jumbo"

Dainty Lunchroom and Jitney

 

Courthouse and the Old Jail

 

Old County Jail, 1883-1921

 

When Reddy Kilowatt Climbed the 'Stack

Shaw Bros Dairy, 1900 #1

 

Shaw Bros Dairy, 1900 #2

 

Shaw Bros Dairy, 1900 #3

 

Meacham Field - 1950s

David Hogan's 40-year Driving Career #1

 

David Hogan's 40-year Driving Career #2

 

David Hogan's 40-year Driving Career #3

 

David Hogan's 40-year Driving Career #4

David Hogan's 40-year Driving Career #5

 

Early Family-Owned Delivery Services

 

Knights of Pythias Balloon View

 

South Downtown Skyline circa 1905-10

Washer Brothers Store, 8th & Main - 1908

 

First Methodist Church, 7th and Taylor

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #1

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #2

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #3

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #4

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #5

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #6

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #7

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #8

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #9

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #10

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #11

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #12

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #13

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #14

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #15

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #16

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #17

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #18

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #19

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #20

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #21

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #22

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #23

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #24

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #25

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #26

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #27

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #28

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #29

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #30

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #31

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #32

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #33

 

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #34

Downtown Street Scenes, May 1975 - #35

 

The Great 1909 Fire

 

The Great 1909 Fire #2

 

WPA Laborers At Arlington Heights High School

Lobby of Savoy Hotel

 

Lake Worth Bridge Construction - 1928

 

Details In 1937 Photo

 

College Avenue Baptist Church - 1919

Lake Como Pavilion - 1909

 

Martha Washington Candies Co. - #1

 

Martha Washington Candies Co. - #2

 

Masonic Home Main Building, 1899-1924

John Stryker Postcards

 

Sam Rosen Residence

 

Construction of Fort Worth High School - 1911

 

T&P Train Leaving Station

Lake Erie Pavilion Rebuilt After 1907 Fire

 

Electra Waggoner Goes For A Ride

 

Westbrook Hotel - 1912

 

"We're For Smoke"

William Monnig's Home - 1905 and Now

 

Unusual View of Old Post Office Building

 

Holly Pump Station - 1907

 

7th and Main - 1919

West Face of Courthouse - 1940s

 

Trinity Hotel, 13th and Main

 

Lisa's Family Movies of Fort Worth in the 1930s

 

Zoo Expansion Victim - the Record Aquarium

Interurban Cars and Jail on 100 Block of Belknap - Early 1900s

 

Handley Interurban Depot - Early 1900s

 

Santa Fe Pile Driver on Trestle, E. Fifth

 

Stock Pens and Packing Plants Built But Not Yet Open

Main Street From Ninth - 1909   Houston at Ninth - 1960s   Pangburn's Cafeteria    

Carol Crabtree Peacock's Old Photograph Collection

Carol's Family Photo Album

 

Carol's Father Photographs The 1949 Flood

 

Park Department Patrolman Who Hated Bathing

 

Big Dandy Bread Company

Vernon Castle's Funeral - February 1918 #1

 

Vernon Castle's Funeral - February 1918 #2

 

City Electric Crew At Work circa 1890s

 

Early Family Automobiles

Residence On Lexington Ave. circa 1910

 

Family Gathering Photo Ops

 

Typical 1900s Neighborhood Houses

 

Earl Jennings Cleaners - Hemphill at Magnolia

Luther Grocery - Weatherford and Houston - 1904

 

Bread Delivery To White House Sandwich Shop

 

Walker Bread Company "Big Dandy" Deliverymen

 

1920s TCU Football Game

Fort Worth's First
Letter Carrier - 1886

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don Pyeatt's Photos

North Side of 7th Looking West From Throckmorton - 1948

 

North Side of 7th Looking East From Throckmorton - 1948

 

Looking South on Main From Westbrook Hotel - 1948

 

Looking South on Houston From Westbrook - 1948

North Face of Tarrant County Courthouse - 1948

 

North on Main - 1948

       
Hal Normand's 2003 Photo Shoot
Armstrong House - 1904   The Botanic Garden   Benton House in Fairmont District   Hoffer-Hulen Residence in Ryan Place
Paddock Viaduct   Sanguinet Residence in Arlington Heights   North Stairs to Swift Meat Packing Plant   Cowtown Coliseum's Ticket Office
Eddleman-McFarland and Pollock-Capps Residences   Two Queens of Quality Hill   Allen Chapel Church   Modern Drug Drugstore
Stephen F. Austin School   TXU Handley Generating Plant - 2003        

Especially Beautiful Photos of Fort Worth
By our Historians

Sunrise on Lancaster

 

T&P Lofts on Lancaster

 

City View From Museum District Apartment

 

Christmas Carriage

Dallas Skyline From Downtown Fort Worth

 

Evening Storm Over Dallas

 

When Crepe Myrtles Bloom

 

Our Christmas Tree - 2009

Christmas Tree at Sundance Square

 

Christmas Tree on Main Street

 

Halloween Sunset - 2009

 

South Downtown From Above

City Lights at Dusk

 

Main Street at Dusk

 

View From Tower Apartments - 2009

 

Omni Hotel at Dawn

Bluff View From Paddock Viaduct

 

Downtown Trees and Buildings

 

Downtown From Near-West Side

 

Moonset at Dusk From East Second Street

On The Waterfront

  Somewhere Under The Rainbow   Jupiter Rises With Harvest Moon   "Chesapeake Bay"
Homeward Walk at Dusk   "A River Runs Through It"   Sunset By The Trinity   New Kid On The Bluff
West 7th Street Bridge Farewell #1   West 7th Street Bridge Farewell #2   A Beam From the Courthouse   Downtown Belknap Street at Night
Downtown Towers at Night   Downtown Skyline at Night   Downtown Holiday Lights at Night   A Former Opulent Home
W.T. Waggoner With Lights            

 

Tourists' Photos of Fort Worth

Botanic Gardens and 1st Methodist Church

 

Botanic gardens and Bass Performance Hall

 

Downtown at Night

 

Statuary at Cowgirl Hall Of Fame and Will Rogers Coliseum

Fort Worth Stock Yards

 

Night View of Downtown

 

Tarantula Train

 

Downtown Skyline

Storm Clouds Over Downtown at Night

 

Cattle Drive Through The Stockyards

 

Public Western Bronze Statuary

 

Botanic Gardens In Bloom

Public Art Abounds Here

 

More Nighttime Photos

 

Botanic Gardens

 

Artistic Views of Buildings

Vivid Sunsets

 

Photoshop Alterations

  Sunset Skyline From W. 7th Street    

 

Historical Markers In And Near Fort Worth

K. M. Van Zandt at Oakwood Cemetery

 

First Presbyterian Church, 1000 Penn Street

 

Zane-Cetti Building, 8th and Commerce

 

W. M. McDonald at Oakwood Cemetery

First Christian Church, 6th at Throckmorton

 

Neil P. Anderson Building, West 7th at Lamar

 

Euday Louis Bowman at Oakwood Cemetery

 

Royal Flying Corp Marker at Greenwood Cemetery

 General William Jenkins Worth at Worth Square, Main at Eighth

 

Leonard Brother's Department Store, Houston Street at the Court House

 

Quanah Parker Plaque At Stock Yards

 

Plaques at Star-Telegram Building

Heritage Trails Markers Downtown

 

Chisholm Trail Marker in Heritage Park

       

 

The PORTAL to
TEXAS HISTORY

Great Resource For Old Fort Worth Photos

 

Early Fort Worth Bar - or is it a Pharmacy?

 

Gernsbacher Cafe Supply

 

B-24 Assembly Line at Convair, 1940s

L. A. Barnes Souvenir Booklet #1

 

L. A. Barnes Souvenir Booklet #2

 

L. A. Barnes Souvenir Booklet #3

 

L. A. Barnes Souvenir Booklet #4

 L.A. Barnes Souvenir Booklet #5

 

L.A. Barnes Souvenir Booklet #6

 

Main Street, 1887

 

Our Lady of Victory College and Academy For Women, 1909-1958

Store East of Courthouse on Belknap Street

 

Belknap Drive-in Theater

 

Cowtown Drive-in Theater

 

Pike Drive-in Theater

Pages From 1919 Chamber of Commerce Brochure 

Broadway Presbyterian and First Christian Churches

 

Fort Worth Club and Elk's Club - Downtown

 

Attractive Residences

   

 

Fort Worth History Books

By Fort Worth Authors

Recommended Books By "The Way We Were" Authors

 

"How Fort Worth Became The Texasmost City"

 

"Historic Photos of
Fort Worth"

 

"Renegades Showmen & Angels"

"The New Frontier"

 

"Fort Worth
Then & Now"

 

"North Of The River
A Brief History Of North Fort Worth"

 

"Dancing Naked"
Memorable Encounters With Unforgettable Texans

"The Fort That Became A City
An Illustrated Reconstruction of Fort Worth, Texas, 1849-1853"

 

"Lone Stars Of David - The Jews Of Texas"

 

"From Ox Teams To Eagles - Texas & Pacific"

 

"B-36: Saving The Last Peacemaker"

"Grace & GUMPTION"

 

"FORT WORTH"

 

Jewish "Junior League"

 

"Fort Worth Characters"

"Images of America - FORT WORTH PARKS"

 

"COLD WAR PEACEMAKER
The Story of Cowtown
and the Convair B-36"

  "Images of America - KELLER"   "Fort Worth's Fairmount District"
"FORT WORTH'S HUGE DEAL"   "FORT WORTH'S LEGENDARY LANDMARKS"   "Remembering Fort Worth"   "Fort Worth's Arlington Heights"
"CASA MANANA"            



Construction Zone

Visitors to this website are invited to browse this section to inspect subjects
currently being researched by the "Way We Were" historians. 

Aerial View of
Convention Center

 

1920 Classified Ads

 

Joseph Brown, Grocer

 

Construction of
Early City Hall

Construction of Court
House and Horse Fountain

 

Aerial View of
Cultural District

 

Darnell Lumber Company

 

Fort Worth's
Municipal Airport

Mule-Drawn Street Cars

 

Electric Streetcars

 

TCU Trolley Cars

 

Schofield Garage

Public Art

 

Hotel Touraine

 

Union Station

 

Oliver Trunk Mfg.

National Business College

 

Spurs' Stadium

 

Horse Fountain at
Courthouse

 

Houses of
Quality Hill

Lake Worth and Camp Bowie #1 - 1917

 

Lake Worth and Camp Bowie #2 - 1917

 

Lake Worth and Camp Bowie #3 - 1917

 

Old Buildings on South Main #1

Old Buildings on South Main #2