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:: History of Sundance Square - Fort Worth, Texas
Sundance Square of downtown Fort Worth is rich in Western history and lore. During the cattle drives of the late 1800's, Fort Worth was one of the major stops on the legendary Chisholm Trail. The downtown area was filled with saloons, gambling parlors, shooting galleries and dance halls, which attracted a rough mix of gamblers, cattlemen, outlaws and lonesome doves.
The area was named for the Sundance Kid, who with his partner, Butch Cassidy, was a frequent visitor to the area, and then known as Hell's Half Acre. Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, well-known participants in the "Shootout at the OK Corral," could also be seen from in Sundance Square. Most of the buildings in the area date from the turn of the 20th century, and have been beautifully restored to provide a wonderful architectural view of the past. The red brick streets and lush courtyards are unique to the area and add to Sundance Square's authenticity.
A few of the notable buildings in Sundance Square include the Knights of Pythias Hall (1901), the Land Title Building (1889), and the Jett Building (1907), which features the Chisholm Trail Mural painted by Richard Haas in the mid 1970s which spans the building's southern facade. The mural commemorates the Fort Worth segment of the Chisholm Trail cattle drives of 1867-1875.
Schaumburg Architects is developing the lovely Le Bijou in Sundance Square, a residential community of condominiums in the style of old-world Paris.:: Learn more about Le Bijou
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