Meet Fort Worth’s new historic preservation officer!

Fort Worth’s new historic preservation officer brings 29 years of experience in architecture, architectural conservation, historic preservation and preservation planning in both private practice and various levels of government. Learn more about Murray G. Miller: Can you share some of your philosophies about historic preservation? My philosophies about historic preservation are rooted in the very … Read more

Botanic Garden structures honored for preservation effort

One of Fort Worth’s most iconic gardens has been rehabilitated, and the work has been honored by Historic Fort Worth Inc. for its sympathetic execution. Bennett Benner Partners earned the 2016 Preservation Project Award for its restoration of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden cascade fountain and upper rose garden shelter. The award recognized phase two … Read more

Not for sale: Aging Fort Worth church no longer on the market

BY MITCH MITCHELL FORT WORTH Members of a historic African-American church in downtown Fort Worth have successfully stopped the sale of their building. The three church leaders who were pushing the sale have agreed that they have no authority to sell Mount Gilead Baptist Church and have backed away from the deal they struck … Read more

Salsa Limón Distrito on the move to River District

Posted: Saturday, September 10, 2016 3:00 pm Courtney Dabney | 0 comments The first restaurant in Fort Worth’s new River District, Salsa Limón, will be moving soon from its University Drive address to its new home at 5012 White Settlement Road as the 276-acre community of homes, townhomes and apartments takes shape in a bend … Read more

Pace picking up on plans to redevelop World War II-era Fort Worth public housing sites

BY SANDRA BAKER FORT WORTH It’s getting closer to the day that Fort Worth will see the last of World War II-era public housing buildings. Fort Worth Housing Solutions, the housing authority of the city of Fort Worth, plans to start construction in the first quarter on the initial phase of new apartments at … Read more

Ridglea Theater prepares to host live music again

BY PRESTON JONES On a recent afternoon inside the Ridglea Theater complex, there were familiar sounds: construction workers talking while they lifted tools and framed doorways, the screech of steel and drywall being cut echoing down the hallway connecting the Ridglea Theater, the Ridglea Lounge (formerly the Ridglea Bar) and the Ridglea Room. What … Read more

Historical marker celebrates Meacham Airport’s high-flying history

Posted Aug. 27, 2016 Jim Hodgson, director of the Fort Worth Aviation Museum, helps unveil the new historical marker for Meacham International Airport. The latest Texas historical marker was installed this month to observe the long and colorful history of aviation at Meacham International Airport. The marker is located between the flag poles at the … Read more

In the Garden: Botanic Garden seeks funding options for $15M in improvements

Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2016 2:45 pm Samantha Calimbahin |0 comments Learn more about the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Strategic Plan: With an estimated $15 million worth of improvements needed at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, city officials are looking at funding options as part of a 2016 Strategic Plan, including a possible admission … Read more

Fort Worth removes public use restriction from fire station building

Fire Station No. 1 Bell, Jim. [Fort Worth Fire Station], photograph, Date Unknown; , University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting Private Collection of Jim Bell. Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12:49 pm Samantha Calimbahin |0 comments The ground floor of the historic Fire Station No. 1 building at the … Read more