Little Mexico, North Side, A Photographic Tour

Little Mexico North Side

Bontanica La Santisima 1505 NW 25 th St.

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Next door to the Muffler Shop

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Pinatas El Rodeo Sign on side of building at 2216 Azle Ave.

Pinatas El Rodeo Sign on side of building at 2216 Azle Ave.

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Bontanica San Judas Tadeo 2200 Azle Ave.

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Paso Del Norte Tire Shop 1300 NW 25th St.

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Bobby Jones Tatuajes 1214 NW 25th St

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Mariscos Acapulco Restaurant 1320 NW 25th St.

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Rio Grande Autos Sign at 2103 N Main St.

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Azle Theater 2200 Azle Ave.

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Rusty Electrical box on telephone pole at 2500 Loving at NW 24th St.

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Bobby Jones Tatuajes 1214 NW 25th St

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Hotel Texas at Exchange & Ellis Ave.

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Looking East on Exchange St. toward the Stockyards.

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Hay Lot Parking N. Houston at NW 24th St.

Little Mexico Nporth Side

LongHorn Saloon

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Pearl’s Dancehall & Saloon at Exchange Ave and Houston St.

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Little Bld. behind Baldo’s Garage

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Baldo’s Garage NE 11th at N Main St.

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The Sonny Burger on N. Main St.

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Very good old fashion Hamburger. Had Cheese on mine.

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This Bld. is an old Rockyfeller Hamburger stand.

Muffler Men

Chris Muffler Shop on Fort Worth Highway Weatherford

Chris Muffler Shop on Fort Worth Highway Weatherford

 "Texas Bull" consists of 6 Dodge Diesel Mufflers and a Toyota muffler for the head. Built by Monika Phillips of Tyler.


“Texas Bull” consists of 6 Dodge Diesel Mufflers and a Toyota muffler for the head. Built by Monika Phillips of Tyler.

Have you seen a Muffler Man during your travels? Did you get a picture of him? Do you know where one is? If you do, send us a picture and we’ll put it on the Muffler Man Page and give you credit. Jacksboro HwyI took the photo to the left in September 1998. I thought, Well, I will just drive around Ft. Worth taking pictures of other Muffler Men and put them in “The Journal” also. I drove around and around Ft. Worth, but no Muffler Men anywhere to be found. Then I read the “Star Telegram” and found out that a man had gone around to all the muffler shops and talked them into letting him put them in his art show. So, I guess we’ll have to settle for only this one for now.

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These Muffler Men were made from fiberglass by the International Fiberglass Co. from about 1960 till 1974. They were sold as attention getters for retail stores. This particular one was about 20 feet tall and was known as “The Country Bumpkin” and was sold to miniature golf courses. They were also known as “The Alfred E. Newman”, also “Happy Half Wits”. Located at Dallas tx. Northwest Hwy.” AKA” Loop 12

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Red Headed Muffler Man in Chains. 3426 Hemphill Fort Worth Texas

Found sign at Canton Flea Market.

Found sign at Canton Flea Market.

Muffler Man at Canton Texas Flea Market.

Muffler Man at Canton Texas Flea Market.

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Jesse’s Radiator service and Muffler Shop on Jacksboro Hwy.

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Ripley’s Mufflers at 810 Loop 336 Conroe Texas. .Mr. Muffler Man in the blue pants is jacking up the Hot Rod with a floor jack,

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A Galveston Muffler Man, has Gloves and a gimmie hat, well dressed for a trip to the beach. He is at The Island Muffler shop at 51st. st. and Broadway.

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Illinois Muffler Man….That’s Old Route 66 in the Background. We were tooling down the highway when I saw this muffler on the side of the road. Made a quick turnaround and Neva snapped the Photo. When you do odd things like that people driving by tend to look at you like your strange. Note the gimmie hat on this muffler man, it says TEXAS.

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Walking the Dog on Robert’s cut off Road in Sampson Park Ft. Worth

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Martin Discount Tires on Jacksboro Hwy.in Reno Tx. This guy is wired and his eyes glow red at you, but not now, he must be asleep.

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B&B Welding 1799N Business Hwy. 287 Decatur Tx.

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Mr. Max- Love that Bow Tie. Maxi Muffler Shop 1019 N.W. Broad St. Murfresborough Ark.

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A very Patriotic Muffler man with a cool hat. Looks like his daughter and son with him. A&R Muffler Shop 5621 Charlotie Pk. Nashville, Tenn.

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Johns Muffler Shop McGreggor Tx.

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A very happy Patriotic Muffler Man-no gimmie hat for him when a United States Flag will do.

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“Cool Dude” Chillin at Johnnie’s Muffler Center 3319 Hulen St. Ft. Worth

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“Howdy” Big Tex Muffler man. Located at Big “D’s” Muffler Shop in Azle Texas

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Tommy’s Muffler Shop Hwy 17 Mineola Tx. Look at all those body parts at his feet. Is he a cannibal or a sawbones.

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We were on our way to Placious tx. driving through the little Town of Rosebud when we saw Mr Blue Muffler Man with his little dog at his feet. Dude has a bow tie on.

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Think he resided in Mineral Wells for a while. Yep.. It was at A&K Mufflers 1208 E. Hubbard St.

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Springtown Muffler Man

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Miller Automotive Muffler Shop in Springtown.

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This is not exactly a muffler man but a tail pipe man. Found him at 3425 Hemphill St..

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This Muffler Man’s name is JR (see name inside his hat) JR Resides at Big D’s Muffler Shop in Azle.

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Mr Muffles photo by Mike Ponte In front of Motorcycle Repair Shop 468 Main St. Acushnet, Mass. “It’s made with 5mc Mufflers, various header pipe bends, shock springs, levers, and a HD air cleaner cover. The fire hydrant is a Norton atlas primary cover, the dog is made from a triumph baloney muffler” -Carl Hokanson.

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Little Brother to the Muffler Man in Galveston. Both live at same address in Galveston

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Old Friend Mae Lawson and Muffler Man friend.

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Polytechnic Photo Expedition

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Ashburns” On Rosedale just down from the ‘Varsity”. After the Movie on a Saturday… Double dip of Vanilla please.

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Vacant Lot where the Varsity was.

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“Old Poly Grill” Still in operation at 1417 Vaughn St. in Poly.

 

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Old Poly Grill

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Peacock’s Garage. Would take my car here in the 50’s and wait in a line a half block long to get it inspected

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The Unique Cleaners on Vaughn St.

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1413 Vaughn Blv. Polytechnic Fire Hall # 14. built in 1914, Partlows Bakery was there for about 20 years.

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Tarrant Road and Bishop St.

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Tiled Curb Street Signs, date from 1938.

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Field where Sutters Restaurant was located. 55 years later, now a gas well site

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The old Clover Drive in Sign. Still there but now a bank. Everybody went to the “Clover” Great Onion Rings.