In 1899 prince of pasta Louis Bicocchi bought the lot on Jennings Avenue at the corner of Daggett Street.
Clip is from the September 7 Dallas Morning News.
On July 26, 1907 the Telegram reported that Bicocchi planned to build a two-story brick commercial building on the lot. Bicocchi’s Fort Worth Macaroni and Paste Factory had been located in the frame building previously on that lot before the factory moved to a larger building at Daggett and Louisiana streets in 1905.
The Bicocchi Building was completed about 1909. The ground floor contained retail businesses, and the second floor contained apartments for students of Fort Worth High School across the street. (Photo courtesy of Pointwise, Inc.)
Some views of the Bicocchi Building:
This face with the scallop-shell corona is said to be a likeness of Bicocchi’s daughter Clotilda. She was about twenty-six in 1909.