Monday, March 21, 2022

Finally a Plan

 It wasn’t long after we moved to Ft. worth, Texas that I noticed it.

An unusual building on the edge of downtown sitting right beside one of our freeways. It had obliviously been abandoned for a long time, but it did have a historical designation.

Not sure that you can read it, but it was a public market when it opened in 1930.

              Here is an aerial view (obviously I didn't take this)

 It shows the L shaped covered stalls behind the building where farmers sold their produce. Inside the building was  somewhat like an early mall with a bakery, butcher and all  kinds of shops.


People wanted to save the beautiful, unusual building, but no one knew what to do with it. You’ll notice back in the third picture that it is now surrounded by roads…one side is a freeway.

Here is the plan. It will be senior living apartments

 One of the buildings will be a parking garage. There will be gardens,

a recreation building and a pool in the center courtyard. I am so happy that they didn’t demolish it!


  1. And who is going to live in one of those apartments???

  2. Dearest Janey,
    WOW, what an excellent choice for its future destination. With the population aging, a very wise decision in saving this marvel of architecture!

  3. That's a great looking building. I'm glad it's going to get a whole new life.

  4. Good that it's finding its way back to life.