Coliseum – Exchange

The National Feeders’ and Breeders’ Show, now called the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, was held before 1908 at various outdoor sites on the North Side. The Fort Worth Stock Yards Co. planned a permanent home for the show in 1907. The construction of the exposition building was financed by the Stock Yards Co., which … Read more

Fort Worth Stock Yards Sign and Marine Creek Bridge – Exchange

Fort Worth Stock Yards Sign and Marine Creek Bridge, 1910. A major improvement to the street, the Topeka Bridge & Land Co. constructed the Exchange Avenue bridge across Marine Creek and the Fort Worth Stock Yards sign for the Fort Worth Stock Yards Co., the property owners. Built for the grand opening on March 14, … Read more

Exchange Avenue Stairs/ARmour and Swift Plaza – Exchange

Anticipating transportation needs to the new meatpacking plants, in January 1902, the Northern Texas Traction Co. extended and widened the streetcar tracks from downtown Fort Worth to the intersection of E. Exchange Avenue and Packers Avenue. The Exchange Avenue Stairs, rising up from the trolley tracks to the level of the Swift and Armour packing … Read more