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Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Fort Worth: Marine Commercial Historic District


Running from the stockyards to the Trinity River and anchored by the historic Rose Marine Theater on Main Street, Marine Park evolved into a predominantly Hispanic community by the mid-20th century. The façades of the one- and two-story commercial buildings of this historic district exemplify the Mission and Spanish Colonial Revival styles of the period. Many of the storefronts have been rehabilitated and remain in use. The former Rose Marine Theater now houses the Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts, which preserves and promotes the art, life, and history of Latino culture.
 
Across from the theater, artists David Newton and Tomas Bustos installed a bronze statue commemorating vaqueros. Precursors to the American cowboys, these Hispanic herdsmen drove cattle through this very area along the Chisholm Trail. The city's National Premier Soccer League team, the Fort Worth Vaqueros, is named for these influential Mexican pioneers.


Location

  • Runs along North Main St., Roughly bounded by Northside Dr., and 23rd St.
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • 76164

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