Mug Shots: Faces in the Crowd

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.

smith john peter croppedJohn Peter Smith.

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.

face nickel frontBas-relief over entry of Farmers and Mechanics National Bank Building.

faces clarkThe Clark brothers, Addison and Randolph, at TCU.

arnold faceMajor Ripley Allen Arnold.

Cameos of the Evans Roma clan on tombstones at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Face on the Trinity Trails bike path, Heritage Park.

face horse fountainHorse fountain at the courthouse.

face jennings underpassJennings Avenue underpass.

faces hemphill 2Dormer of a building on Hemphill Street.

face sw mural 3Mural 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 faces hayneAl Hayne Memorial.

face fort worth club3Fort Worth Club Building (1926, Sanguinet and Staats).

face masonic templeDoor of the Masonic Temple (1932, Clarkson).

face petersSign outside Peters Bros. hat shop on Houston Street.

faces leonardsObie and Marvin Leonard.

Finally, on a door of the long-vacant Texas & Pacific freight terminal (1931, Hedrick), a face that only a can of Rustoleum could love.

 

 

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