Grace Rhoden Collection

Grocery Store in Fairmount Neighborhood 1930's
Summary: Donor has had a long career as a secretary in the automobile business in Fort Worth and Arlington, and has been associated with County Judge Tom Vandergriff in his car dealership and as his administrative secretary during his judgeship with Tarrant County. She also previously worked for Sanford Webb Buick. Her collection consists of business records and photographs. All photographs are copies made from donor's family collection. Her father, John J. Creed Jr., owned two neighborhood grocery stores in the Fairmount neighborhood of Fort Worth during the 1930's. 
Business Records
  • 1933 Buicks Pontiacs: Green canvas-backed loose leaf binder, 7 by 10 inches. Records of sales from Webb-Kent Motor Company, Lamar at W. 13th Street and Burnett Street, Fort Worth. Sanford C. Webb, president; Frank D. Kent, vice-president and sales manager. New Car Records show model numbers, source of supply, frame, motor and key numbers, wheels description, color, date delivered to new owner, and purchaser's name. Used Car Records show cars on hand December 31, 1932, and used cars received and sold during 1933. Details show date bought, name of seller, dollars received, model number, car name, date of sale to new owner, new owner's name and amount of sale.
  • Interior of John Creed's grocery at Washington and Rosedale, Men shown, left to right: Mr. Downs, Steven Creed and John Creed Jr. at 1054 W. Rosedale
  • Pauline and John Creed Jr. outside their store at College and Rosedale, Creed's Grocery and Market
  • Men outside Creed's Grocery and Market: unknown man, John Creed Jr., David Creed
  • "Welcoming Aunt Helen home from Northwestern University" outside T&P Depot
  • Buford Creed in his World War II Navy uniform
  • Rev. John Creed, Methodist minister, holding puppy, outside his church
  • Rev. John Creed and his wife, on steps of his church
  • Photocopy print of W. T. Hooker Vandergriff speaking to Sanford Webb, date unknown. Both men were Buick dealers. 8 by 10 inches
  • Women employees at Vandergriff Chevrolet posing in Vandergriff for Congress tee shirts. 3 by 3 inch color copy of Polaroid
  • United States Savings Stamp Album, 10 cents. Possibly from 1964. Contains 16 stamps. Filled album could be exchanged for a US Savings Bond
  • "Vandergriff for U. S. Congress," 26th District, bumper sticker
  • Newsletter from Handley United Methodist Church, date unknown, machine copy. Lists churches ministered by J. J. Creed, grandfather of donor
  • Fort Worth News-Tribune, November 5, 1982. "Vandergriff by 434 Votes!"