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    Tarrant County Facilities Management Collection

     

    Summary: Donor gave materials related to buildings in Downtown Fort Worth, including the Nash Building, Civil Courts Building, Tarrant County Courthouse, Arlington Sub-Courthouse, and various county construction projects. Construction projects include the Family Law Center, the Medical Examiner's office, the Criminal Justice building, and the Courthouse Clock Tower Renovation project. Collection includes photographs, artifacts, correspondence, records, and awards.

    Family Law Center building, 2006

    Tarrant County Family Law Center Building, 2006

    • Records pertaining to Nash Building, 401 E. 8th Street, Fort Worth
      • Abstract of Title, Lots 2, 3, Block 72, Original Town, M. Baugh Survey, from Guaranty Abstract and Title Co., beginning on page six with patent description from State of Texas to Middleton T. Johnson, assignee of Mitchell Baugh, August 15, 1854, and ending in 1931, following death of A. E. Want and loan to Mrs. Charles E. Nash
      • Allied Electronics Building floor plan of Nash Building, June 4, 1979. Two drawings:
        • First Floor Plans
        • Second, Third and Fourth Floor Plans
      • Correspondence: First of Fort Worth, undated, stamped March 4, 1980. Tandy Corporation, Herschel C. Winn to Allied Electronics, George Steeves. Related to transfer of abstract and accompanying building records to Allied.
      • Correspondence: Copy of letter from Charles E. Nash to wife, Edith, July 31, 1917, with instructions of two bequests in event of his death
      • Correspondence: January 26, 1942, from Charles Nash, Jr. to C. H. Bertram, with copy of Letter Testamentary upon death of mother, Edith A Bennett Nash
      • Three reproductions of "Nash Hardware" building made from Company letterhead
      • Cancelled check of $10,000 to Edith B. Nash from C. H. Bertram, February 17, 1932
      • Correspondence: February 16, 1932 from Jesse M. Brown to C. H. Bertram on Abstract number 56989
      • Deed of Trust Note, February 16, 1932
      • Deed of Trust, February 17, 1932: Nash to Purvis for Bertram
      • Correspondence: February 16, 1937, Millers Mutual to C. H. Bertram on insurance coverage of Nash Hardware Building
      • Renewal of Note, February 16, 1937
      • Deed of Trust, April 8, 1937, renewing loan
      • Renewal of Deed of Trust Note, February 16, 1942
      • Insurance policies and correspondence related to policies from Texas Millers Mutual Agency: 1937-1944
      • Typed "Building History" according to Mrs. David B. Nash
    • Photograph: Aerial cityscape of downtown Fort Worth, taken November 2005, 17 by 11.25 inches; Trinity River to Nash Building
    • Photograph: Aerial cityscape of downtown Fort Worth, taken November 2005, 17 by 11.25 inches; Radisson Hotel to Continental Bank
    • Records: Specifications for Public Health Center, Corners Camp Bowie Blvd. and Arch Adams St., Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. Project number TEX-149. September 1, 1956. Herman G. Cox, AIA. Set number 12
    • Records: General Specifications for Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas. Prepared by Associated Convention Center Architects (Preston M. Geren; Morris Parker Associates; Herman G Cox; Hueppelsheuser and White; Wilson, Patterson, Sowden and Epperly) A Joint Venture for the Convention Center. February 17, 1966
    • Records: Specifications and Contract Documents for Planting Sprinkler System. Tarrant County Convention Center. John W. Bryant and Associates Landscape Architects, Schrickel, Rollins and Associates Landscape Architects and Engineers. May 1968
    • Records: Specifications and Contract Documents for Exterior Landscape Lighting. Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas. John W. Bryant and Associates Landscape Architects, and Schrickel, Rollins and Associates Landscape Architects and Engineers. May 1968.
    • Photographs taken October 2007 and submitted January 2008:
      • Tarrant County Archives, Tarrant County Plaza Building, 200 Taylor, 5th floor; view looking from patrons' counter towards vertical steel shelving
      • Tarrant County Archives, Tarrant County Plaza Building, 200 Taylor, 5th floor; view of length of patrons' counter from entry, looking north-east
      • Tarrant County Archives, Tarrant County Plaza Building, 200 Taylor, 5th floor; public entry door from main hallway.
      • Tarrant County Archives, Tarrant County Plaza Building, 200 Taylor, 5th floor; public hallway leading to public research area, with exhibition walls to right; view is looking towards exit door leading to building hallway.
      • Tarrant County Archives, Tarrant County Plaza Building, 200 Taylor, 5th floor; view of public counter, with handicapped section, looking toward wall that will have bookshelves and filing cabinets.
      • Tarrant County Archives, Tarrant County Plaza Building, 200 Taylor, 5th floor; wall perspective study
    • Texas State Seal: Design approved June 1992. Various images and sizes on a sheet of paper
    • Photographs: Seven color photographs, 11 by 8.5 inches, mounted on black mat board, Tarrant County family Law center, 200 E. Weatherford, Fort Worth. Taken in 2006 by unknown photographer
      • North and western facade, taken from south east corner of Tarrant County Courthouse. Horse fountain shown along right side of photo, Tarrant County parking garage shown on left side of photo
      • Stairwell showing 4th and 5th floors
      • Central foyer with galleried floor above a double staircase
      • Courtroom, with barrister gate open, showing judge's bench and witness tables
      • Courtroom with judge's bench, as viewed through doorway from foyer
    • Two framed awards: AIA 1984 and 1983 Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce award
    • Images on CD-ROm as labelled by donor
      • Family Law Center - AIA Justice Facilities Review Submittal (by DMSAS)
      • Angels, Disc 1 and 2
      • 01/15 Tarrant County Family Law Center (two disks)
      • TCFLC Construction Progress Photos
      • Family Law Center Photos, July 20, 2006
      • Family Law Center Pictures of Construction
      • Tarrant County ME Office PPT - Medical Examiner Project Presentation, December 6, 2007
      • Tarrant County Medical Examiners office new building photos
      • Tarrant County Sub-Courthouse in Arlington Professional Photos
      • Tinwell, September 26, 2011
      • Tarrant County Courthouse Clocktower Renovation, August 22, 2011
      • Tarrant County Courthouse Cast Iron, May 11, 2011, Arthur Weinman Architect (two disks)
      • Tarrant County Courthouse Cast Iron Balustrade Photos (two disks), June 18, 2009
    • Report, spiralbound, Tarrant County Northwest Sub-Courthouse Expansion Project, 2006
    • 1957 Civil Courts Building Time Capsule
      • Newspapers: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, November 15, 1957 morning edition; Fort Worth Star-Telegram, September 13, 1957 morning edition; Fort Worth Star-Telegram, July 8, 1957 evening edition; Fort Worth Press, November 17, 1957
      • Newspaper Clippings
      • One dollar bill signed by County Judge and dated November 18, 1957 and various coins
      • Letter: "The the Future Citizens of Tarrant County" from Fort Worth-Tarrant County Bar Association President Herbert C. Wade, November 18, 1957
      • Proclamation: On Tarrant County Courthouse stationery of Gus Brown, County Judge, “To Whom This Message May Come” signed by Gus Brown, County Judge; Bryan Henderson, Commissioner Precinct 1; C. H. Wright, Commissioner Precinct 2; W. Earl Johnson, Commissioner Precinct 3; Roscoe Minton, Commissioner Precinct 4. November 14, 1957
      • Tarrant County Road Bond Series 1952
      • Various bond coupons, pol tax receipts – one with hand written note on verso: “Bought my poll tax every year since I was 21 years old – never failed to vote in all elections and never voted against any bond issue that was ever held.” W. Earl Johnson, November 1957
      • Membership Cards (belonging to Commissioners): American Legion, 1958; Moslah Temple, 1957 (4 count); Fort Worth Anglers Club, 1956; Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Texas, Arlington Lodge No. 438, 1957; Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Texas, Riverside Lodge No. 1194, 1957; Junior Elks, 1957; Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1957; Fort Worth High Schools Football Season Pass, 1957; Worth Commandery, Knights Templar, 1957
      • Newsletter: Optimist Club Cowbell Volume XXIII No. 15, “The Honorable Jim Wright, Congressman of the 12th District of Texas will be our guest Friday” October 11, 1957
      • Photographs
        • Image of seven men identified by hand writing in ink starting a fire of bond documents in front of the County Courthouse.  Men are identified as Gus Brown, County Judge; Bryan Henderson, Commissioner Precinct 1; C. H. Wright, Commissioner Precinct 2; W. Earl Johnson, Commissioner Precinct 3; Roscoe Minton, Commissioner Precinct 4, Treasurer Bill Gurley, and J. M. Williams, County Auditor
        • Children of Roscoe Minton, Commissioner Precinct 4 (see “other” for items accompanying photograph)
      • Reports and Directories
        • Builders of Texas Volume III, Butcher and Sweeney, Inc. General Contractors and builders
        • Tarrant County 1957 Budget, J. M. Williams, County Auditor, 1957
        • Annual Financial Report December 31, 1956 Embracing County of Tarrant and Common School District, , J. M. Williams, County Auditor
        • Rotary Club of Fort Worth, Texas 1956-1957 directory, 1957
      • Other
        • Note on torn cardboard in ink: “This box laid in wall by Charley Wilkerson, Brick Foreman, and Tom Malone, Mortar Man, November 18, 1957”
        • Lock of hair of Kay Minton,  daughter of Roscoe Minton, Commissioner Precinct 4 (see photographs above – this item and photograph were in unaddressed envelope from Auditors’ office; small typed note identifies owner of lock of hair and is dated 11-18-57
        • In Greines bag (separate plastic bag contained scrap of paper saying “Greines 11-18-57” – contained one penny, three cards): Card enrolling Homa S. Hill in Supreme Court of Texas, 1957; Humble Oil Credit Card; 75 cent Golden Gloves admission ticket for event at Will Rogers Coliseum, 1958
      • Copy Print, 8 by 10 inches, of architects of 1895 Courthouse Louis Curtis, 1900, and Frederick C. Gunn, 1904
      • Sixty-nine color photo prints, 8 by 10 inches, of 1895 Courthouse, interior and exterior
      • Sixty-three color snapshot images of 1895 Courthouse, some depicting events
      • Photograph: Sheriff Dee Anderson giving award
      • Photograph: Commissioner Roy Brooks at outdoor event
      • Four exterior images of 100 Weatherford Street, Tarrant County Administration Building; one image has choral group of school children, color snapshots
      • Sixteen color snapshots of Facilities events, Food Bank, sponsored walks, school groups, End Hunger
      • Two sets of color slides, unidentified
      • Telephone Directory, circa 1958-1959
      • Exit light from old Civil Courts Building, circa 1958

     

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