Today, while everyone else is downtown for day 3 of the Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival, we continue our tour of the “other” Main streets, beginning at the Trinity River and moseying north (see Part 1, Part 2).
Paddock Viaduct under a blue moon.
View from the Paddock Viaduct toward the confluence of the Clear and the West forks of the Trinity River and another historicon, the power plant, which opened in early 1913.
The old power plant.
Detail of the North Fort Worth Police Department building (1913).
From 1920 to 1933 the building at 2411-13 North Main housed a Piggly Wiggly grocery store. Note the brickwork above the windows.
Another former Piggly Wiggly store at 1342 North Main.
Well-preserved ghost sign on the alley wall of the Maverick Hotel (1906) at Exchange Avenue.
Bricks and the Thannisch Block Building (1913) at Exchange Avenue.
Corner of the Thannisch Block Building.
Bench made from doors.
Masonic Stockyard lodge 1244 (1910) at 2408 North Main.
Detail of the Auto Tire and Top Building (1929).
Formal entrance to the Stockyards area.
North Mane: Horse at Ryon’s Saddle & Ranch Supply.
Merchants Exchange Building (1911).
Two denizens of the Stockyards area on North Main.
Tomorrow: The “Other” Main Streets: From Pep Boys to Doughboys (Part 4)