The “Other” Main Streets: From Pep Boys to Doughboys (Part 3)

Today, while everyone else is downtown at the Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival, we begin our tour of North Main Street (see Part 1, Part 2).

Paddock Viaduct (1914) and courthouse (1895).

bridge paddock reflection 1reflection bridge paddock blue moonPaddock 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.

power cornerwindow power plantThe old power plant.

Detail of the North Fort Worth Police Department building (1913).

Detail of 2411-13 North Main (1920). From 1920 to 1933 the building housed a Piggly Wiggly grocery store. Note the brickwork above the windows.

grocery piggly 1342 mainAnother 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.

main thannisch 2Corner of the Thannisch Block Building.

bench from doors stockyards mainBench made from doors.

Detail of the Auto Tire and Top Building (1929).

first impressions stockyards columns at 26thFormal entrance to the Stockyards area.

horse ryon'sNorth Mane: Horse at Ryon’s Saddle & Ranch Supply.

southwest merchants exhibits building balconyMerchants Exchange Building (1911).

longhorn north main 2animal cow cattlemenTwo denizens of the Stockyards area on North Main.

The “Other” Main Streets: From Pep Boys to Doughboys (Part 4)

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