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Repost from Brian Luenser: "So with magic keys, I was able to go get a look at the bells on top of Saint Patrick Cathedral this morning. A bit of a climb. But they don't call me monkey man for nuthin'. It was really fun. A nice cool breeze to take in the moment. Debbie a few floors below, making sure I made it OK and did not get locked out above the last hatch. There are 4 bells at the top. 3 from 1880 and one from 1943, somehow. And when you hear these church bells on Sunday morning? They are the real thing, even if modified decades ago to ring with electric motors rather than Altar Boys...These are the smaller two of the four bells."
-Thanks for sharing Brian!!
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Yesterday's ride by Lake Worth Castle or as it was originally called "Inverness", According to legend, a young man built the original wing of the house in 1860 as a gift for his future bride.
The two had planned to marry inside the house upon its completion, but the day of the wedding, the young woman was found floating face down just off the shore of Lake worth, it was never classified as a murder or accident but a month later the man married the brides sister and moved in. Not long after that, the sightings began.
Witnesses reported seeing an apparition of a woman in a white dress, running from the house toward the lake before vanishing at the water’s edge.The property changed hands several times, and was acquired by the Whiting family in 1920 after being staked and lost in a poker game. The Whiting's young son committed suicide inside the house in the 1930's and is said to be seen standing staring out the windows of the castle.......
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Last nights #lukeshort #jimcourtright gunfight reenactment was fun! Thanks to everyone who came out! #whiteelephantsaloon #fortworthhistory #fortworthstockyards

Found this awesome KFJZ record survey from 1964, a little peak into Fort Worth's past! #fortworth #fortworthhistory #kfjz

JPS Hospital deconstruction, Komatsu on standby. Canon AE1-P, Kodak 400 Tmax. #fortworthtx #historicfortworth #filmisnotdead #fortworthhistory

Today, we had the great pleasure of hearing from Marty Leonard who gave us her personal perspective of Fort Worth history and development.

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Al Hayne memorial fountain yesterday and today. Swipe left to see the inside of Lacky's Pharmacy...the building that was behind the fountain. @downtownfortworth @fortworthhistorical @fortworthyhistory #fortworthhistory

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Walks through the #nearsouthsidefw neighborhood. If these walls could talk, they'd have a million stories to tell. Looking forward to making a million more as this project comes back to life.

Repost from Brian Luenser: "So with magic keys, I was able to go get a look at the bells on top of Saint Patrick Cathedral this morning. A bit of a climb. But they don't call me monkey man for nuthin'. It was really fun. A nice cool breeze to take in the moment. Debbie a few floors below, making sure I made it OK and did not get locked out above the last hatch. There are 4 bells at the top. 3 from 1880 and one from 1943, somehow. And when you hear these church bells on Sunday morning? They are the real thing, even if modified decades ago to ring with electric motors rather than Altar Boys...These are the smaller two of the four bells."
-Thanks for sharing Brian!!
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#fortworth #saintpatrickcathedral #bells #churchbells #tarrantcounty #fortworthhistory #aerialview #brianluenser #texas

Celebrating Betsy's Birthday and a Big XII football win!!

Joe Daiches Jewelry: 101-07 Houston St. 1910; 1955
This is one of the few remaining early 1900's structures located around the Tarrant County Courthouse. The others sit diagonally across the street, but have been significantly altered. In the center of the parapet on the Houston Street facade is a cast stone panel with a letter "G". The origin of the letter is not known except that George L. Gause constructed the building in 1910 and that Gamble Meat Market and Goodkin's Hotel were early tenants. The "G" could refer to the owner or the tenants. In 1929, Joe Daiches Jewelry Company opened at this location and remained here until 2010. In 1955, the base was significantly altered with the closure of many of the ground floor windows and installation of mosaic tile.
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A view of Main St. Washer Brothers Fine Men's Wear, the Guaranty State Bank, English Tailors, and Harman's Drug Store are visible. Look down the street to see the recognizable Continental building and the now known Ashton Hotel, 1925.
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Fort Worth's Texas Brewery Company began construction September 3, 1890 on Jones Street between 9th and 12th streets, where the Intermodal Transportation Center is today. In 1890 Zane-Cetti was one of four entrepreneurs who, declaring the artesian water of Fort Worth to be the finest in the state, built a brewery on the eastern edge of Hell’s Half Acre. The brewery was Fort Worth’s first big industry and a major employer (two hundred employees) before the Stockyards and packing plants were established. The brewery covered almost five acres, produced its own water and electricity. It made its own barrels, had its own railroad tracks and cars.
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One year ago today on September 14th, 2016 my first post was made here on Instagram. It was this picture of Main Street from 1896. I have loved giving you a glimpse into Fort Worth's past by sharing pictures, history, tales and legends of our great city. There is something to be said about knowing the history of our city that makes your heart fill with pride. As a city, we won't know where we're going if we don't know where we began. What makes all of this "worthy?!" YOU, of course! I have loved all of your input, your stories, your sharing of pictures and your desire to discover. The Panther may have once slept in the streets here but he is fierce in our hearts today! Thank you all!
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Camp Bowie Blvd. lined with street car tracks where our well known medians sit today. See anything you recognize?
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The original Palace Theatre — was closed in 1976 📽✨
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In 1908 it opened as an Opera House at 7th and Rusk Street (now Commerce St.)and hosted Vaudeville performers and many other live acts🎭
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Then in 1919 as the Palace Theater (advertised and sometimes referred to as Hulsey’s Palace Theater in the early days).
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The theater was home to one of the longest burning Edison light bulbs. Installed in September of 1908, the bulb is still burning, now on display at the North Fort Worth Historic District Museum located in the Stockyards.
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The bulb is now 109 years old💡
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The Palace hosted GONE WITH THE WIND during its 70mm reissue.
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Some other films that played the Palace: The 1967 CASINO ROYALE, THOSE DARING YOUNG MEN IN THEIR JAUNTY JALOPIES, Monte Hellman’s THE SHOOTING, Sergio Leone’s DUCK, YOU SUCKER, PLAY DIRTY with Michael Caine, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, and Robert Aldrich’s THE DIRTY DOZEN. The Sound of Music' played 21 weeks at the Palace Theatre starting on 27, May 1965.
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At its demolition, the original sign – an artifact from the previous incarnation – the Greenwall’s Opera House Call Board remained in place as you can see in another picture.
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The entire block would become home to the skyscraper known initially as Continental Plaza, then UPR Plaza, then Carter Burgess Plaza
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