Monday, August 17, 2009

The future of the past: The C. M. Davis “Aparthomes” in Fort Worth

By Kevin Buchanan / Pegasus News

In the 1930s, as the Great Depression brought on tough times for the city of Fort Worth, a concrete engineer named Charles M. Davis and his daughter Zoe became interested in transferring that concrete engineering knowledge to the creation of affordable, compact homes. They adapted that engineering work to the Streamline Moderne style and created a series of one-bedroom “Aparthomes” (apartment-homes) in the TCU/Berry Street area. The homes were sponsored by the Portland Cement Association.

Today, four of the C. M. Davis Aparthomes are still standing, and here’s a look at how they are today.

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