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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Saturday Snapshot - A Visit to Downtown Fort Worth, Texas



My hubby and I slipped off for a couple of "mental health" recently and we went to visit one of our favorite cities - Fort Worth, Texas.



We used to live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and still love going back to visit. This time we drove around the downtown area, checking out all the new improvements. As we were "looky looing" I realized that Fort Worth is just full of buildings that are beautifully decorated on the outside as well as the inside.  These are a few of the ones I found fascinating.

The Flatiron Building is located in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, at the corner of Houston and West 9th streets. At the time of its completion in 1907 it was one of city's the first steel frame buildings and the tallest building in north Texas.

Fort Worth's Flatiron Building was commissioned by local physician Dr. Bacon Saunders, who reserved the top floor for his offices, at a cost of $70,000. The building was to be located on a flatiron shaped corner and was originally known as Saunders' Triangle Building. This would have been Saunders' view from the top!

One of nine statues scattered about downtown Fort Worth during the "Wings of the City" exhibit. This is "Icarus" by artist Jorge Marin

Fort Worth train station

Loved the tile work on this building

fancy scrollwork

More fanciness - art is everywhere if you just look up!

We always enjoy our stay in Fort Worth. Hope you enjoyed these photos!




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4 comments:

Melinda Ott said...

I love how every city has its own unique architecture!

Arti said...

I've been to Houston but not Fort Worth. I must see this place some day... all thanks to your interesting photos. Beautiful architecture.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

We visited Fort Worth many years ago when the kids were young. I can guarantee I wasn't looking up, lol. Thanks for sharing the pics!

Sue Jackson said...

Very nice pictures. I've never been to Fort Worth (just the DFW airport!)

Hope you enjoyed a nice weekend -

Sue

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