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    David W. Hester Collection

    Lake Erie Fort Worth Texas

    Pictured: Lake Erie, Handley Park, Fort Worth, circa 1910

    Summary: Postcards with scenes of Fort Worth, Dallas, and Mineral Wells dating from 1899 through 1960; clippings and documents related to aviation history, transportation, Majestic Theater.

    Postcards

    • Fort Worth:
      • Lake Como, Arlington Heights, with pavilion and roller coaster, postmarked 1910
      • Federal Post Office Building, circa 1899, at 12th and Jennings Ave., postmarked 1907
      • Fort Worth Club Building, 6th and Main (later the Holmes Building and Mid-Continent Oil Company Building. Currently is the Ashton Hotel.), built in 1916, undated
      • River Crest Country Club, Sanguinet and Staats design, built in 1913, postmarked 1923
      • First Christian Church, 6th and Throckmorton, built in 1914, next to Chamber of Commerce Auditorium, postmarked 1925
      • Main Street, Fort Worth, looking north to Courthouse from 10th Street, postmarked 1925
      • Worth Hotel and Theatre, 7th Street and Taylor, constructed in 1927, undated
      • Petroleum Building, 6th and Throckmorton, 1926
      • Blackstone Hotel, opened in October 1929, at 5th and Main, undated
      • Looking east down 7th Street Canyon, Fort Worth, circa 1930
      • Main Street Looking North from 9th Street, late 1930s
      • Skyline View looking north from Lancaster along Throckmorton in the center (no sign of CNB Building), circa 1940s
      • Main Street looking north west, showing W. T. Waggoner Building, CNB and Fort Worth National Bank, from 9th Street, circa 1957
      • Fort Worth City Hall and Public Library, 9th and Throckmorton, circa 1958
      • West Freeway (I-30) at Ballinger Street bridge, late 1950s
      • Cowtown, U.S.A., West Freeway (I-30) ramp from Cherry Street, circa 1961
      • Tarrant County Courthouse, Seawall Specialty Co., circa 1910s
      • First Baptist Church, Fort Worth, International Postcard Co., 1909
      • Lake Erie, Handley Park. Fort Worth, Raphael Tuck and Sons, circa 1910
      • Metropolitan Hotel, Fort Worth, Raphael Tuck and Sons., 1908
      • Westbrook Hotel, Fort Worth, Frey Post Card and News Co., circa 1910
      • Westbrook Hotel, Fort Worth, C. T. American Art Colored, circa 1910
      • City Hall and Central Fire Station in Background, Fort Worth. Seawall Specialty Co., circa 1910s
      • Fort Worth High School, Fort Worth, circa 1912
      • First Christian Church, Fort Worth. Seawall Specialty Co., circa 1910s
      • Electric Building and Neil P. Anderson Building, Fort Worth. C. T. American Art Co., circa 1930
      • Y. M. C. A. Fort Worth, Frey Wholesale Postcard Co., 1917
      • Airport Terminal Building, Fort Worth, Atlas New Shop, circa 1937
      • First Methodist Church, Fort Worth. C. T. Art-Color tone, circa 1930
      • First Methodist Church, Fort Worth, the Camera Shop, late 1940s
      • Looking east down 7th Street canyon, Fort Worth. E. C. Kropp Co., circa 1930
      • Looking east down 7th Street canyon, Fort Worth. Atlas News Shop, circa 1930
      • Methodist Hospital, Fort Worth, Post Office News Shop, circa 1934
      • Will Rogers Auditorium, Tower, Coliseum. Fort Worth, Atlas News Shop, 1938
      • Civic Center, Fort Worth, showing City Hall and Public Library, Atlas News Shop, late 1930s
      • Candid Skyscraper Skyline, Fort Worth, John A. Stryker, late 1940s
      • Swimming Pool, Western Hills Hotel, Fort Worth, John A. Stryker, 1950s
      • Looking Down Main Street, Fort Worth, Trinity News Co., 1957
      • Deep in the heart of Downtown Cowtown, John A. Stryker, late 1950s
    • Mineral Wells:
      • Hexagon Hotel and Convention Hall, Mineral Wells, Texas. McNairy Magazine Agency, circa 1947
      • Mineral Wells from East Mountain, circa 1905
      • Welcome Sign on East Mountain, Mineral Wells, Tichnor Quality Views, circa 1937
      • Brazos River Bridge near Mineral Wells, circa 1914
      • Brazos River Bridge, undated
      • Crazy Hotel, Mineral Wells, Wright-Harris Grocer Co., circa 1931
      • This is the home of Crazy Water. Crazy Water Hotel, Mineral Wells. Curteich, C. T. Art - Color tone, circa 1931
      • Looking east on Bankhead Highway, Mineral Wells. "Welcome to Mineral Wells, McNairy Magazine Agency, circa 1935
      • The Baker Hotel, Mineral Wells, "Where America Drinks its Way to Health" W. W. Woodward, circa 1935
      • Before and After: Drinking Healthful Mineral Water from Mineral Wells, Texas, undated
    • Dallas
      • U. S. Post Office, Dallas, with annex
      • Tower Petroleum Building

    Transportation

    • Airlines
      • American Airways
        • American Airways, Atlanta to Los Angeles: Southern Air Fast Express, schedule, October 15, 1930
      • Bowen Airlines
        • Bowen Air Lines, schedules and fares, undated
        • 8,000 Wild Admirers of Clark Gable Frighten Great Lover Out of Visit Here, undated
        • Stampede is Avoided at Stock Show, Clark Gable Can't Get In, by Robert Randol, The Show World, undated
        • Gable's Ears are Wings of Airplane, by Bess Stephenson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, circa 1935
      • Universal Air Line System
        • Travel by Air, Daily Schedule brochures, includes Braniff, Central Airlines, and Continental, June 15, 1929
    • Bus Lines
      • Bowen Motor Coaches
        • See Mexico by Motor Bus, The Modern Way. Bowen Motor Coaches, brochures, April 1, 1929

    Theaters

    • Majestic
      • Machine copy of handbill of Dedicatory Programme, 1911 (to be placed with earlier contributions by same donor about Majestic Theater)

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