This oddly composed image (An art student would surely expect a groin kick for submitting such a poor composition) shows the interior courtyard area at Seminary South, an open air mall that once thrived in Fort Worth, Texas. On the back:
‘Holiday Festival of Light’
CHRISTMAS TIME ON THE MALL
Seminary South, Fort Worth, Texas
With myriads of colored lights radiating from Downtown Fort Worth throughout the shopping centers and home areas, this metropolitan community has gained national fame through the ‘Annual Festival of Light.’
This color picture illustrates a section of the beautiful landscaping, flowers, shrubs, lighting and restful facilities of Seminary South, one of the finest shopping centers in the country.
The Sombrero Dance, San Antonio, Texas. On the back: “San Antonio, Home of the Alamo, Gulf Breezes and Sunshine”.
It’s hard to beat a good underpass postcard, isn’t it? This one shows Pine Street in Abilene, Texas.
This linen postcard shows the bath house and bandstand that is located at the municipal swimming pool in Sherman, Texas. You can see a postcard view of the pool itself here.
Sadly I wasn’t able to learn much about A. T. Lloyd, but many references were found to his estate in the Highland Park neighborhood of Dallas. Built in 1915, this six acre residence was designed for Mr. Lloyd and his wife Rose by architect Herbert Greene and purchased for $22,500, a record price for Dallas real estate.
Dating from around 1940, this linen postcard shows the Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
The Tarrant County Courthouse in Fort Worth, Texas. The Renaissance Revival structure was constructed between 1893 and 1895 for the then-staggering cost of $408,840.
Located in Fort Worth, Texas and referred to here as Methodist Hospital, I’ve always known it as Harris Methodist Hospital. On the back:
This nine-story building, costing $1,500,000, occupies an entire block, capacity 300 beds, one of the largest and most modern hospitals in the southwest.
Printed by E.C. Kropp, this linen postcard shows the public swimming pool in Sherman, Texas. On the back:
Pool is 165 feet long and 60 feet wide. Band Stand on top of bath house. All swimmers pass before an “electric eye” where they automatically takes[sic] a soap shower before entering pool. Lights in side walls under water, and flood lights overhead. All water in pool passes through filter plant every eight hours.
The home of General Sam Houston, the “Mount Vernon” of Texas. On the back:
After many years of strenuous and successful service to his beloved Texas, Sam Houston Retired to his quiet, peaceful home at Huntsville. Gen. Houston defeated the Mexican Gen. Santa Anna at San Jacinto, Apr. 21-22, 1836, liberating Texas from Mexican rule; elected President of the Republic of Texas, Sept. 1836, and served until Texas became a State, 1845; elected Senator 1846-1859 served as Governor 1859-1861.