Sharing my adventures in the Colorado mountains in the summer, and beautiful Ft. Worth Texas in the winter.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Live in a Department Store
In a previous blog post titled: Not What They Use To BeHere
I showed you three buildings that had been recycled, near where our new home is being built, but I forgot to show you the one that started it all ....on the same street!
In 1928 Montgomery Ward, built the largest store in the country (and the biggest building in the state of Texas) which was a combination store and catalog fulfillment headquarters.The then U shaped, building made it possible for the train to deliver goods between the buildings. Montgomery Ward went out of business in 2001, and much discussion went on about what to do with the huge buildings. Several business were considered, including a grocery store. Finally, after major remodeling, a luxury condominium/shopping area opened in 2006. Two hundred and forty condos with forty seven different floors plans, many with views of the Trinity River and the skyline of Ft. Worth. The front facade was craved all the way through making room for a street down the middle, that is lined with restaurants, terraces, boutiques and coffee shops. Good job Ft. Worth.
How could one persons life be so different from winter to summer? Well stick around and see. I live in a cosmopolitan city half of the year and then head to a tiny town in the mountains the other half.....a place full of interesting people, beautiful scenery, wild animals......and great adventures!