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Friday, February 15, 2013
7:45 AM | Posted by Jen FitzGerald | | Edit Post
Welcome to the second edition of Fort Worth Friday.
One of the things I love about Fort Worth is that there's so much history here. The proof is in the wonderful old buildings still prominent throughout the downtown and surrounding area. I really love when these old buildings are given new life.
One such building is the Texas & Pacific Station. Opened in October 1931 to replace the previous building, this building served as railroad terminal and office space with warehouse space just to the west. It was designed in Zigzag Moderne Art Deco styling.
Look at these cool, and I do believe original, doors!
The building was run down and abandoned when we first moved to Fort Worth in 1999. According to Wiki (yes, I know what they say about Wiki), that area of downtown declined when the freeway (I-30) was built in 1958. In 1967, the terminal was closed when passenger train service to Fort Worth ended. After that, HUD was the lone tenant from the 70s to the 90s.
The lobby was returned to its former glory in 1999 and passenger service began again when the Trinity Railway Express extended into Fort Worth.
Much to my surprise and pleasure, renovations began on the building in the early 2000s and in 2006, the first lofts were for sale. A smaller adjacent building was built on the east side of the original. The north view of downtown is spectacular I'm sure. The southern view--I guess if you look past the freeway. According to another site, the warehouse building is also slated for renovations, but the economy has postponed those plans.
This is the addition they built to the left of the original.
It's more modern than the original building, sad to say.
I would have loved to see them duplicate the external architectural design.
I took these pictures of the outside (obviously), but did not attempt to go inside. To see pictures of the lobby, click here. And to look at what they've done with the lofts, click here and here.
I still have more pictures, but another trip with my friends will be discussed this weekend.
Do you live in a city with a rich history, architectural and otherwise??
- Jen FitzGerald
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Read in Mar 2016
- Omnibus by dhampir72
- Lay It Down by dhampir72
- Sleeping With James Bond by dhampir72
- The Hand I Want to Hold Forever by dhampir72
- Favours by dhampir72
- Sigh No More by dhampir72
- To the Sticking Place by blueink3
- Wars We Fought, Things We're Not by blueink3
- Crush by stereobone
- Synchronicity by stereobone
- Call Him Love by itsallfine
- Sleep Deprivation is No Excuse by elenothar
- When the Sun Goes Down and No Stars Light the Night by elenothar
- Pitfalls of the Odd Pagan Holiday by elenothar
- Wooing Rituals of the James Bond Variety by elenothar
- How Q Hacked Online Dating by JayEz
- Our Final Problem by JayEz
- Five Years Isn't So Long by scioscribe
- Amber by scioscribe
- Home (and Country) by scioscribe
- Cuckoo by scioscribe
- Fallible Creatures by scioscribe
- Dramatic Arts by scioscribe
- A Pox on All Your Machines by scioscribe
- Love and Other Hazardous Materials by Luchia
- Amenable by resonant
- Practical Angora Goat Raising by lavvyan
- Tantalus by moonblossom
- Whoredom in Egypt by ancientreader
- Let Them Howl by alex_caligari
- Rearranged by itsallfine
- Order of Operations by patternofdefiance
Read in Feb 2016
Read in Jan 2016
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- Unwasted by patternofdefinace
- Chemistry and Crooked Shelves by 221b_careful_what_you_wish_for
- Two Days by PoppyAlexander
- Two Days by tweedisgood
- A Sense of Scale by alphera
- We Are Only Human by TennantsLittleKitten
- Checkmate by TennantsLittleKitten
- A Married Man by Persophones_Keeper
- A Time of Beauty by akashathekitty
- What Dreams May Come by danlef
- No Bangs Without Foreign Office Approval by reckonedrightly
- Save the Last Dance for Me by Lilith (Citrine)
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- The Violet Hour by breathedout
- Drunk With Your Kiss by Biswholocked
- The Human Cipher by wendymarlowe