What do residents of Fort Worth and residents of New York City have in common?
Wait! Before you say, “Not a dadburned thang!” . . .
If you ask a Fort Worther where the local memorial to General William Jenkins Worth is located, he’ll say, “Worth Square, a block from the Flatiron Building.” And if you ask a New Yorker where the local memorial to General William Jenkins Worth is located, he’ll say, “Worth Square, a block from the Flatiron Building. What’s it to you, Mac?”
Yep, Each city has a Worth Square, and each square is located a block from a Flatiron Building. Our Worth Square at Main and 9th, a block from our Flatiron Building (1907), honors the memory of the general (photo was taken from our square).
General Worth (1794-1849), for whom Fort Worth was named, commanded the Texas and New Mexico military districts. He was born in Hudson, New York.