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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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Jen's Glossary of Terms
Read in Jan 2015
- Subtext, ch. 16 by notesfromaclassroom
- Subtext, ch. 15 by notesfromaclassroom
- Dear John, ch. 38 by wendymarlowe
- Dear John, ch. 37 by wendymarlowe
- A Bleeding Heart in Longhand, ch. 8 by serpentynka
- There's So Much Labor Just in Breathing Lately by Susan
- Dear John, ch. 36 by wendymarlowe
- Right Hand Man by SilentAuror
- Flaunting It by DancingGrimm
- Dear John, ch. 35 by wendymarlowe
- A Bleeding Heart in Longhand, ch. 7 by serpentynka
- Dear John, ch. 34 by wendymarlowe
- Myrddin's Memoir by Carol Pack
- What If They Both Had Amnesia by EinahSirro
- Negotiations by Canon_Is_Relative & Impish Tubist
- Saving Sherlock Holmes by earlgraytea68
- Dear John, ch. 33 by wendymarlowe
- Pride, But Very Little Prejudice by sheffiessharpe
- Pieces of Eight by sheffiessharpe
- Vessel by Rhuia
- A Bleeding Heart in Longhand, ch. 6 by serpentynka
- Dear John, ch. 32 by wendymarlowe
- Dear John, ch. 31 by wendymarlowe
- Manifest by causidicus
- So Full of Light by mydwynter
- The Weight of Knowledge by sherlocksdressinggown
- Dear John, ch. 30 by wendymarlowe
- Fan Mail by scullyseviltwin
- A Christmas Soldier by Evenlodes_Friend
- GE Entry by unknown
- GE Entry by unknown
- The British Government Only Asks Twice by azriona
- Under the Coat by loopy456
- At Least There's Football by sheffiessharpe
- To the Gold of Frankincense Through Myrrh by sideris
- Busy by MildredandBobbin
- Between Midnight and Dawn by aderyn
- A Catalogue of Wounds by UrbanHymnal
- Best Seat in the House by wendymarlowe
- A Bleeding Heart in Longhand, ch. 5 by serpentynka
- Four Chemicals Lestrade Was Glad Sherlock Gave Up by Lady_Ganesh
- Four Times They Did and One Time They Didn't by peg22
- The Tip Over to the Inevitable by ivyblossom
- Lighting Up by Persiflager
- Kicking Off by Persiflager
- Home and Dry by BeautifulFiction
- Normal for Bridgewater by marysutherland
- No Mistletoe Required by BeautifulFiction
- The Other Road by Writernon
- Wrong Order by Dayja
- GE Entry by unknown
- A Bleeding Heart in Longhand, ch. 4 by serpentynka
- To Light Another's Path by BeautifulFiction
- Dear John, Ch. 29 by wendymarlowe
- Law Like Love by PlaidAdder
- More Earth Than Fire by SwissMiss
- A Bleeding Heart in Longhand, Ch. 3 by serpentynka
- A Bleeding Heart in Longhand, Ch. 2 by serpentynka
- Brand New Day by msgenevieve
- The Cornish Cottage by flawedamythyst
- A Bleeding Heart in Longhand, Ch. 1 by serpentynka
- Terms of Service by kres
- Sussex by SilentAuror
- State of Flux by Atiki
- Break Her Fall by JoAnna Grace