Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The community revolved around the Fraternal Bank & Trust Co. and the Masonic Lodge, both built in 1912 by prominent businessman William Madison “Gooseneck Bill” McDonald. Loans from McDonald’s bank enabled residents to purchase homes and start businesses. The community was served by several African-American doctors, including Dr. Riley Ransom, who opened a hospital in 1918.
A mural by artist Paula Blincoe Collins (along the Intermodal Transportation Center walkway) depicts Fort Worth’s early African- American history.
Erected 2006 by Heritage Trails and City of Fort Worth. (Marker Number 19.)
Location. 32° 45.141′ N, 97° 19.575′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is at the intersection of Jones Street and 9th Street on Jones Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Jones Street, Fort Worth TX 76102, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Car 25 (a few steps from this marker); JFK (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge No. 2144 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cynthia Ann Parker and Native Americans of North Texas (approx. 0.2 miles away); General William Jenkins Worth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mt. Gilead Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flying Machines (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flatiron Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Worth.
Categories. • African Americans • Notable Events • Notable Persons •
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