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Location DB > United States > Texas > Fort Worth > The Glass Door & Mirror Company
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The Glass Door & Mirror Company
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 Database Info
created by Explorer Zero on 12/8/2007 11:44 PM
last modified by Explorer Zero on 6/17/2017 7:37 PM
 Viewability
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
A total of 3 condemned properties on 3 separate lots with a combined area of about an acre and a half with 7 or 8 abandoned buildings.

4 large pre-fab metal warehouses, a large metal on wood frame shop, a brick front office and another wood frame front office show room building. A couple of buildings next door may or may not have been part of this location.

The buildings have been vandalized and stripped of all aluminum and copper. Gang tags are present along with a few bum artifacts.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: - select -
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
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Fort Worth, Texas
United States
Owner: City of Ft Worth
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • unsafe flooring
  • vargrants, rats, lots of debris and broken glass
  •  Interesting Features
    Old and heavily vandalized buildings, bum habitations, piles of assorted junk and a few tons of broken mirrors.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • locked gates
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1946
    Closed: 2006
     Required Equipment
     Recommended Equipment
    boots
     History
    In 2006 the city of Ft Worth acquired this property from a local realtor LOF JON Realty. They had bought up all the derelict and vacant property on this side of the street. But just prior to that all the appraised values went down significantly. Then the City purchased it from them.

    Almost all the nearby buildings on this side of the street have been demolished and nothing but bare earth remains. Except for this property. For some reason it has not been leveled. Not yet anyway.

    It may be because of too much asbestos. A hazmat warning tape was strung around the site recently. Or maybe there are legal obstacles but whatever the reason it has become a popular and active bum habitation, even mattresses and box springs have been dragged inside the buildings.

    From 1973 until 2006 most of the buildings at this location were part of a glass door and mirror manufacturer. They built and installed custom made mirrors, glass doors and shower doors with everything from artistic stained glass to beveled glass to UL listed level IV bullet resistant glass (stops a 30-06 rifle round).

    The door company is still in business and has moved just a few blocks up the street.
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     Future Plans
    Not sure what the city plans to do with this. It is adjacent to the very busy Union Pacific Davidson Rail Yard.
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    Seven years bad luck
    Sun, Dec 9th, 2007
    posted by Explorer Zero
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    Category Rating
    Photography 7 / 10
    Coolness 7 / 10
    Content Quality 7 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 6/18/2017 3:50 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jun 18 17 at 3:50, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jun 17 17 at 19:37, Explorer Zero changed the following: Status, Accessibility, Description
  • on Jun 17 17 at 19:34, Explorer Zero made this location available
  • on Jun 17 17 at 19:30, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Bonus train pic
  • on Jun 17 17 at 19:29, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Bad luck to the max
  • on Jun 17 17 at 19:28, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Main shop long
  • on Jun 17 17 at 19:27, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Eat my shorts
  • on Jun 17 17 at 19:27, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Monthly planner
  • on Jun 17 17 at 19:26, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Plans
  • on Jun 17 17 at 19:25, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Protected
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