....and this is our new home. Okay, so not the whole thing, but do you see the sixth floor there? See the right corner? Four windows on the left and two on the right--that's us. Well, it will be on the 10th of August, Lord willing, when we get our keys and then move in...
It not only is an exciting part of our immediate future, the building is also an integral part of Fort Worth's storied past. Its name is "The Historic Electric Building," having been added to the national registry of historic buildings in 1995. One part of the building (the 18-story section) was the Texas Electric Service Co., and the side section of the building (the 6-story part) was the art deco Hollywood Theater of the 1930's. You can see the signs for both in the photo below:
...a few things we're looking forward to about being downtown:
- Being able to walk to and from work--I work on Third and this apartment is on 7th...do the math.
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- See 2.
- See 3.
- See 4.
- ...reasons 1-5 mean I get to spend a lot more time at home, including lunch every day with Jenni and Noah, which is invaluable...
- It's like preparation, a grand experiment, for our next move.
- We loathe being in a house.
- I hate doing yardwork.
- My doctor hates me doing yardwork.
- Our unit is an open concept floor plan, which we adore.
- Our building doesn't allow pets, so no stoopid dogs barking at 5:30 a.m.
- We'll be quite a bit closer to some dear friends...
- Three words: Fort Worth Flyers.
We are looking forward to being downtown, for these and many other reasons. It is something we've been shooting for ever since I began working downtown about 3 years ago. Noah already affectionately waves to "the elevator house" every time we drive into town.
So goodbye, dear suburbia. Don't let the door smack your butt on the way out. You will not be missed.