Fort Worth’s Legendary Landmarks
By Carol Roark; Photographer-Byrd Williams
Although Fort Worth has the trappings of any major metropolitan city – shopping malls, suburbs, and office towers – it is enriched by the many buildings that reflect a colorful and diverse heritage shaped by the frontier, the railroad and other major industries, cattle drives and ranching, oil, and both the poverty of the Depression and the largesse of various benefactors.
Presenting the city’s most architecturally significant buildings, this volume focuses on historical buildings whose design and background reflect periods of the city’s history, but whose stories are not always well known today. Fort Worth’s legendary landmarks demonstrate the brick-and-mortar responses the community made to the forces that shaped its history.
About the Author: Carol Roark lives in an historical neighborhood where she and her husband have renovated a 1913 bungalow. She is manager of the Special Collections Division of the Dallas Public Library and chair of the Texas Historical Commission’s National Register State Board of Review. Her books include Fort Worth and Tarrant County and Fort Worth Then & Now.