Fort Worth evokes fond memories of its places, people, and events. Residents and sojourners alike have favorites that help define what makes the city special for them. Perhaps the favorite site was a downtown intersection where the “people-watching” was grand, or some remember a school playground with its impressive array of jungle gyms and slides. Although the details fade with time, memories of a location don't change substantially—the way the place looked, a sense of how people used it, or the feelings it evoked. In reality, though, things do change, whether the alterations involve only minor details or major changes to the landscape, movement patterns, and buildings.
Fort Worth Then and Now explores the changes that have taken place in the city by comparing a historic photograph with a contemporary image taken at the same place or in the same setting. Over time, some scenes have changed so substantially that they are scarcely recognizable, yet others retain many of the elements that would have made them familiar to current residents and to past generations. This approach allows the reader to compare memories with a view made generations ago and evaluate the two.
- by Carol Roark (Author), Rodger Mallison (Photographer), Douglas Harman (Foreword)
- 158 pages
- black and white and sepia photos
- 11 in. wide by 8.5 in. tall
- hard cover