Summary: A collection of photographs taken by donor as part of
a class assignment as a student at Tarrant County Junior College.
Each photograph is black and white, 4 3/8 by 3 ½ inches. All were made
in November 1979.
- Knights of Pythias Castle Hall, 300 Main Front, facing west,
showing upper floors with knight missing from his niche.
- Knights of Pythias Castle Hall, 300 Main Front Southern side
near western corner, showing upper windows details.
of Pythias Castle Hall, 300 Main Front Southern facade, with some
scaffolding in center. Building looks gutted. Thomas S. Byrne sign
shows at bottom left.
- Sundance Square, western side of
- Loans Building, 308 Main, original site for White
Elephant Saloon. This building was built c. 1906 for a haberdasher
on main floor. Morris Pawn Shop probably predated this photo as
occupant. The facade was kept, but an entirely new building was
built behind in 1981.
- Construction site for Tarrant County
Administration Building, 100 Main.
- Construction sign for
County Administration Building.
- Fenced construction site
looking south: Blackstone Hotel can be seen on right, corner of Fire
Station number 1 is seen on far left. Photograph pre-dates building
of either Bass Tower. Site was location of Ellison Building.
- Plaza Hotel, 300 Main.
- Construction sign for Plaza
- Facade facing west on Main, with upper balcony
showing. Began as the Inman Hotel, later the Scott, and later the
Plaza, which it remained until 1981.
- Southern portion of
facade facing Main.
- 200 Main Street, future site for Bass
- Rubble left from tearing down the Stripling's
Appliance Store and garage, view is looking north east towards
Weatherford Street. Huffman School can be seen on right.
- 200 Main Street, site for Americana, later Worthington
- Basement level preparations for Worthington Hotel,
with Tandy Center to right. Block would be between Houston (on
left) and Throckmorton (on right).
- Same view as number 11
but turned north south east. (Image is blurred but Blackstone Hotel,
Burk Burnett Bldg, Transport Life (old F and M), and Continental
Bank can be seen in distance.