Siege! Remembering the Alamo in Architecture (Part 2)

The Mexican Army’s thirteen-day siege of the Alamo began on February 23, 1836. In Fort Worth, where we see so many examples of Spanish mission revival architecture (see Part 1), it’s easy to remember the Alamo:

On Goldenrod Avenue (1930). One of my favorite “little” houses.

On Elizabeth Boulevard (1915).

On West Broadus Street (1913).

On Forest Park Boulevard, the Alma Turner Building (1929) was built by Fort Worth Postmistress Ida Turner and named for her daughter, who was a debutante in 1896.

On West Vickery, the Williamson-Dickie factory (1924).

On College Avenue, the Sandidge house (1921). George Sandidge was a cattleman.

On West 7th Street, North Hi Mount Elementary School (1935) is so Alamoesque that you expect to see Colonel Travis’s line in the sand on the playground.

Tomorrow: A Car Is Born (Part 1)

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