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.

Stephen F. Austin Elementry

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319 Lipscomb Street, Stephen F. Austin Elementary School. Erected in 1892. An addition in 1909 added to it’s present size. First called the Sixth Ward School. Purchased in 1980 by the William Dickie- Manufacturing Company. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Historic Churches in the Downtown Area

Historic Churches in the Downtown Area

First Christian Church at 612 Throckmorton St. Built in 1914, Is the oldest Church in Fort Worth. The Church was founded in 1855 and held services in the home of Dr. and Mrs. Carroll Peak.

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 Photos Of The First Christian Church were taken by Les Crocker on 5-22-14 at 10:22am.

Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church at 116 Elm St. Built 1912-14. Church was founded in 1870.

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Photos of the Allen Chapel were taken by Les Crocker on 5-22-14 at 9:57am

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Fourth Street Methodist Episcopal Church South Vestry. Built in 1887. Located at East Fourth and Jones Street.

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Photos of the Fourth Street Methodist Church taken by Les Crocker on 5-22-14 at 9:45am

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Morning Chapel Colored Methodist Episcopal Church at 903 E. Third Street Built in 1934-1936. Founded in 1868. In 1954, the name was changed to Morning Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

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Photos of the Morning Chapel Christian Church taken by Les Crocker on 5-22-14 at 9:33am

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First Methodist Episcopal Church. Built 1929. Located at 800 W. Fifth Street.

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Photos of the First Methodist Episcopal Church were taken by Les Crocker on 5-22-14 at 10:56am

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Greater Saint James Baptist Church. Built in 1913-1918. Founded in 1895.

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Photos of the Greater Saint James Baptist Church taken by Les Crocker on 5-22-14 at 9:37am.

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St. Patrick Church. Built 1888-1892. The oldest continuously used Church building in Fort Worth. Located at 1206 Throckmorton Street.

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Photos of St. Patrick Cathedral taken by Les Crocker on 5-22-14 at 10:39am.

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Mount Gilead Baptist Church at 600 Grove Street. Built 1912-1913. The Church is Fort Worth’s oldest Baptist African American Congregation. Founded in 1875.

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Photos of Mount Gilead Baptist Church taken by Les Crocker on 5-22-14 at 9:52am.

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St. Andrews Episcopal Church at 901 Lamar St. Built 1909-1912,

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Photos of Saint Andrews Church taken by Les Crocker on 5-22-14 at 10:32am.

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Mexican Presbyterian Church Built 1908, Located at 960 W. Bluff Street. At one time this stone Arch way was the entrance to the Church Bld.

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Photos of Mexican Presbyterian Church taken by Les Crocker on 5-22-14 at 9:28am.