Old Fort Worth Public Library

Old Fort Worth Public Library Entrance One of my earliest memories is of my mother leading me down the dark, mysterious staircase which led to the children's section of the Fort Worth Public Library.  We walked through the doorway into a bright world of adventure and learning experiences.

Later, I discovered there was much more to the library than children's books and Story Hour.  The main floor of the library contained a vast collection of books and other resources.  A spacious flight of stairs led to the art and music collections on the upper level.

This photograph was taken after the library was abandoned.  Several years later, this outstanding example of Art Deco architecture was destroyed and the space was converted into a parking lot.

Library Entrance
Photo & Text by Pat Crowley ©1997 to present.

Fort Worth Public Library

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