A Jaunt along Penn Street.

1120 Penn St. The Pollock- Capps House Built in 1998-1999. Was constructed for Dr. Joseph R. Pollock. He was a Homeopathic Physician. In 1910, the house was sold to William Capps. He was an attorney, a real estate developer and a Newspaper Publisher.It is a two Story red brick and limestone Queen Ann style house. The house commands a great view of downtown Fort Worth. It is a City of Fort Worth  landmark and is listed on the National Register.

1120 Penn St. The Pollock- Capps House Built in 1998-1999. Was constructed for Dr. Joseph R. Pollock. He was a Homeopathic Physician. In 1910, the house was sold to William Capps. He was an attorney, a real estate developer and a Newspaper Publisher.It is a two Story red brick and limestone Queen Ann style house. The house commands a great view of downtown Fort Worth. It is a City of Fort Worth landmark and is listed on the National Register.

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110 Penn Street. The Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House. Built in 1899. Built right after the Polllock-Capps house. This house and the one next door were built in what once was known as Quality Hill. This house is also of the Queen Ann style. As late as the 60's I can remember Penn St. and Summit Street lined with magnificent huge Homes.

110 Penn Street. The Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House. Built in 1899. Built right after the Polllock-Capps house. This house and the one next door were built in what once was known as Quality Hill. This house is also of the Queen Ann style. As late as the 60′s I can remember Penn St. and Summit Street lined with magnificent huge Homes.

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This little post bird sang me a sweet song as I was taking a Photo of the Church.

This little post bird sang me a sweet song as I was taking a Photo of the Church.

Laneri House, 1904

Tuesday the 19th, This is the John B. Laneri House, I parked the truck at the side of the house and went to the front to take a Photo of the House. I saw a Historical marker on the front porch wall. Walking up the stairs out of the corner of my eye a big “No Trespassing” loomed. I thought well I will quickly snap a shot and be gone. I got caught, a guy was sitting at a desk inside, I motioned that I wanted to take a photo of the marker. He got up and came to the door and unlocked it. I was looking behind me for the quickest escape route. He opened the door and said would you like to come in for a tour? You bet I would. Went to the truck and told Neva that we were going on a tour of the house. Our tour guide Mike, gave us the very interesting tour. It is now a Law Firm of Candace Taylor. Thanks Mike, Very interesting and beautiful House.

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At 902 South Jennings Ave is the John B. Laneri House, built 1904. Laneri , immigrated to the United States in 1873 and ended up in Fort Worth in 1883. He had a variety of business ventures and in 1905 , he established the Macaroni Company.

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Cruisin Historic Hemphill Street

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The Sanctuary Gustavus Adolphus Church at the corner of Broadway and Hemphill St. Photo taken 5-27-14 at 11:49 by Les Crocker

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Welcome. The Sanctuary

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The Sanctuary

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Hemphill Presbyterian Church at West Allen and Hemphill

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The Dr. Clay Johnson house is just inside Chase Court on Hemphill

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Chase Court on Hemphill

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Horse Carriage step down and tie down in Chase Court

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Southside Church of Christ

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2200 Hemphill Street is the Reeves- Walker House. Built in 1908.

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General Plumbing at corner of Paige and Hemphill.

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Ticket Booth, slowly decaying.

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Muffler Man at the Old Magnolia Petroleum Co. Station No. 570. Built in 1928.

Station Npo. 570 was one of twenty one local stations operated by the Magnolia Petroleum Co in 1929.It was operated by the Company until 1937. Now a muffler shop.

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3300 Hemphill Street, Our Lady of Victory Academy. Built 1910. Now The Fisher More College.

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Old corner Gas Station.

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At the intersection of Hemphill and Magnolia is the LaCava Clothes Cleaners / Modern Drugs Building Built in 1927. Directly across the street from The Paris Coffee Shop.

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Looking North from the intersection of Magnolia and Hemphill St.

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1324 Hemphill St, is now Pauls Donuts. In 1959 it was National Life and Accident Insurance Co. Neva was working there when we got married on Sept 23rd 1959. It was fun to go in and see where Neva’s desk was at that time.

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All Photos, during the Cruisin of Historic Hemphill Street, were taken by Les Crocker on 5-27-14.

If you would like to comment on any Photo, you may send your comment to Les Crocker at txrdside@aol.com and I will add your comment to the bottom of this page.

Comment from reader Joe Meadows;
I’ve been going through all the photos you have from Hemphill St. The Reeves-Walker house at one time housed the Ray Crowder Funeral Home. I served my apprenticeship with the Robertson Mueller Harper Funeral Home on 8th. Ave who at that time was owned by Ray Crowder. I worked several funeral services in that building.
The main floor to the left of the entrance was the chapel. The main entrance led into the reception area. The second floor housed the arrangement office and casket selection room. At the back in the “solarium” was the business offices and the old kitchen was the embalming room. The basement housed the dispatch office when Ray Crowder ran the city wide ambulance service prior to the creation of EMS.