National Night Out

By Sue McLean

You are invited to join us for the biggest block party in the City of Fort Worth, Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 6-8 p.m. as we give crime in Fairmount a going away party. This event is sponsored by the Fairmount Citizens Patrol, Fairmount Neighborhood Association, and the Fort Worth Police Department. The location this year will move to the Bender's side yard at 1712 6th Ave.


This event shows that our neighborhood is organized, and fighting back against crime. There will be a bounce house for the kids, and possibly police horses and a fire truck. There will be information on how to get involved in the Fairmount Citizens on Patrol, the neighborhood Crime Watch program, the Fairmount Neighborhood Association, and other great information to make your home safe – plus a lot of fun for kids and adults. Members of the police, fire, code and health departments always attend to meet and greet. The Mayor, our City Council representative, our State Senator, and State Representative have been known to drop by as well.

This is a “covered dish” event. We have a lot of hungry guests to feed, so quantity counts. We will supply the chicken and tortillas for fajitas, lemonade, water, ice, plates, cups, and plastic ware, but we need neighbors to bring the sides and desserts. Please plan to bring things such as refried beans, rice, salsa, veggies, fruit, desserts, cookies, salads, grilled peppers and onions, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, ice cream, or anything else you can think of to go with fajitas.

This is your big chance to get involved and fight crime in Fairmount and meet some of the great neighbors that live in the Fairmount Historic District. So turn on those porch lights, bring a neighbor who you'd like to see get involved, and let’s take a bite out of crime.

Upcoming Events

Thu Dec 25 @12:00AM
Christmas

Our Neighborhood

Located on the near south side of Fort Worth, Texas and covering about one square mile, the Fairmount Southside Historic District contains one of the nation’s richest collections of turn of the century housing. Fairmount is comprised of about 20 subdivisions platted between 1883 and 1907. At the time, Fairmount was a fashionable neighborhood.

About one third of the houses were occupied by business executives who managed their own firms. Professions were represented by many doctors, lawyers, and educators. It was a diverse neighborhood, where craftsmen, inclucing brick and stone masons lived next door to railroad workers. As Fort Worth’s suburbs grew following World War II, the neighborhood fell into disrepair.

Today, through the efforts of of many property owners, residents are working to revitalize the area to restore its past glory.