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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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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