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Fort Worth's Arlington Heights, Texas (Images of America Series)
     

Fort Worth's Arlington Heights, Texas (Images of America Series)

by Juliet George
 

On the prairie west of Fort Worth, British-born Humphrey Barker Chamberlin commissioned a model mansion, grand hotel, trolley line, lake, and waterworks in the early 1890s. He launched Chamberlin Arlington Heights as an opulent suburb reminiscent of his Capitol Hill enclave in Denver, then lost his overextended empire in the silver panic of 1893. Although several

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On the prairie west of Fort Worth, British-born Humphrey Barker Chamberlin commissioned a model mansion, grand hotel, trolley line, lake, and waterworks in the early 1890s. He launched Chamberlin Arlington Heights as an opulent suburb reminiscent of his Capitol Hill enclave in Denver, then lost his overextended empire in the silver panic of 1893. Although several more well-to-do families established homes near those of the original “Heights pioneers,” development progressed slowly. With the coming of World War I, local leaders persuaded the U.S. Army to build Camp Bowie across much of the sparsely settled area, providing infrastructure. A bungalow boom followed, with housing additions for the middle class and annexation by Fort Worth. As the 20th century drew to a close, preservationists sought protection for the legacy of built treasures within the neighborhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738578934
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/10/2010
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
884,302
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Juliet George, a native and longtime resident of Arlington Heights, holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas and a master’s in history from Texas Christian University and previously served as archivist for the Dallas Jewish Historical Society. She is an adjunct instructor of history at Weatherford College and a Spanish teacher at Springtown High School. In searching for this book’s photographs, she surveyed family albums, private collections, university and museum archives, and online resources.

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