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    David W. Hester Collection

    Lake Erie Fort Worth Texas
     

    Summary: Postcards with scenes of Fort Worth, Dallas, and Mineral Wells dating from 1899 through 1960; and documents related to aviation history, transportation, Majestic Theater.

    Postcards

    • Fort Worth:
      • Lake Como, Arlington Heights, with pavilion and roller coaster, card is postmarked 1910
      • Federal Post Office Building, c. 1899. at 12th and Jennings Ave. Card is postmarked 1907
      • Fort Worth Club Building, 6th and Main. (Later the Holmes Building and Mid-Continent Oil Company Building. Currently is the Ashton Hotel.) Built in 1916.
      • River Crest Country Club, Sanguinet and Staats design, built in 1913, card is postmarked 1923.
      • First Christian Church, 6th and Throckmorton, built in 1914, next to Chamber of Commerce Auditorium. Card is postmarked 1925.
      • Main Street, Fort Worth, looking north to Courthouse from 10th Street. Card is postmarked 1925.
      • Worth Hotel and Theatre, 7th Street and Taylor. Constructed in 1927.
      • Petroleum Building, 6th and Throckmorton, 1926.
      • Blackstone Hotel, opened in October 1929, at 5th and Main.
      • "Looking east down 7th Street Canyon, Fort Worth" about 1930.
      • Main Street Looking North from 9th Street. Late 1930's ?
      • Skyline View looking north from Lancaster along Throckmorton in the center, possibly from 1940's (no sign of CNB Building)
      • Main Street looking north west, showing W T Waggoner Building, CNB and Fort Worth National Bank, c. 1957. (John Stryker photograph), from 9th Street.
      • Fort Worth City Hall and Public Library, 9th and Throckmorton, c. 1958
      • West Freeway (I-30) at Ballinger Street bridge, late 1950's
      • Cowtown - U.S.A., West Freeway (I-30) ramp from Cherry Street, c.1961.
      • Tarrant County Courthouse, Seawall Specialty Co. c. 1910's
      • First Baptist Church, Fort Worth, International Postcard Co. 1909
      • Lake Erie, Handley Park. Fort Worth, Raphael Tuck and Sons. c.1910
      • Metropolitan Hotel, Fort Worth, Raphael Tuck and Sons., 1908
      • Westbrook Hotel, Fort Worth, Frey Post Card and News Co. c.1910
      • Westbrook Hotel, Fort Worth, C. T. American Art Colored. c. 1910
      • City Hall and Central Fire Station in Background, Fort Worth. Seawall Specialty Co., c. 1910's
      • Fort Worth High School, Fort Worth. c. 1912 (later Parker Junior High)
      • First Christian Church, Fort Worth. Seawall Specialty Co. c. 1910's
      • Electric Building and Neil P. Anderson Building, Fort Worth. C. T. American Art Co., c. 1930
      • Y. M. C. A. Fort Worth. Frey Wholesale Postcard Co., 1917
      • Airport Terminal Building, Fort Worth. Atlas New Shop. c. 1937
      • First Methodist Church, Fort Worth. C. T. Art-Color tone. c. 1930
      • First Methodist Church, Fort Worth. The Camera Shop. Late 1940's
      • Looking east down 7th Street canyon, Fort Worth. E. C. Kropp Co. c. 1930
      • Looking east down 7th Street canyon, Fort Worth. Atlas News Shop. c. 1930
      • Methodist Hospital, Fort Worth. Post Office News Shop, c. 1934.
      • Auditorium, Tower, Coliseum. Fort Worth (Will Rogers) Atlas News Shop, 1938
      • Civic Center, Fort Worth, showing City Hall and Public Library. Atlas News Shop. Late 1930's
      • Candid Skyscraper Skyline, Fort Worth. John A. Stryker. Late 1940's
      • Swimming Pool, Western Hills Hotel, Fort Worth. John A. Stryker. 1950's.
      • Looking Down Main Street, Fort Worth. Trinity News Co. 1957
      • Deep in the heart of Downtown Cowtown, John A. Stryker. Late 1950's
    • Mineral Wells:
      • Hexagon Hotel and Convention Hall, Mineral Wells, Texas. McNairy Magazine Agency. c. 1947
      • Mineral Wells from East Mountain. c. 1905
      • Welcome Sign on East Mountain, Mineral Wells. Tichnor Quality Views. c. 1937
      • Brazos River Bridge near Mineral Wells. c. 1914
      • Brazos River Bridge. No date
      • Crazy Hotel, Mineral Wells. Wright-Harris Grocer Co., c. 1931
      • This is the home of Crazy Water. Crazy Water Hotel, Mineral Wells. Curteich, C. T. Art - Color tone. c. 1931
      • Looking east on Bankhead Highway, Mineral Wells. "Welcome to Mineral Wells. McNairy Magazine Agency. Mid-1930's
      • The Baker Hotel, Mineral Wells. "Where America Drinks its Way to Health" W. W. Woodward. Mid 1930's
      • Before and After: Drinking Healthful Mineral Water from Mineral Wells, Texas
    • Dallas
      • U. S. Post Office, Dallas, with annex
      • Tower Petroleum Building

    Transportation

    • Bus Lines
      • Bowen Motor Coaches
        • "See Mexico by Motor Bus, The Modern Way". Bowen Motor Coaches, April 1, 1929. Three brochures

    Theaters

    • Majestic
      • Machine copy of handbill of Dedicatory Programme, 1911 (to be placed with earlier contributions by same donor about Majestic Theater)

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