For the first day of summer, some faces seen around town:
Graffiti portrait of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo on a boxcar in the 8th Avenue rail yard.
Stone-faced guardian on the 714 Main Building (originally the Farmers and Mechanics National Bank Building) on Main Street. Designed by Sanguinet and Staats and built in 1921, at twenty-four stories this building briefly was the tallest in Texas. The cost? A scootch under $2 million. The building has had several owners. The latest is XTO Energy.
Bas-relief over entry of Farmers and Mechanics National Bank Building.
The Clark brothers, Addison and Randolph, at TCU.
Major Ripley Allen Arnold.
Cameos of the Evans Roma clan on tombstones at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Face on the Trinity Trails bike path, Heritage Park.
Horse fountain at the courthouse.
Dormer of a building on Hemphill Street.
Mural on Southwest Community Center.
Atop the Bicocchi Building (1909) on South Jennings Street. Louis Bicocchi was a grocer in the late nineteenth century. He and fellow Italian immigrant and grocer Giovanni Battista (John B.) Laneri founded the Fort Worth Macaroni Company in 1899. It became O.B. Macaroni. This face is said to be a likeness of Bicocchi’s daughter Clotilda.
Al Hayne Memorial.
Door of the Masonic Temple (1932, Clarkson).
Sign outside Peters Bros. hat shop on Houston Street.