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Fort Worth Flashback: Restored monument honored for preservation excellence

Posted Sept. 26, 2011

Al Hayne Monument

The restored Al Hayne Monument at 700 Main St. was awarded a Preservation Award by Historic Fort Worth Inc. Fort Worth Public Art oversaw the restoration of the City-owned memorial.

Established in 1893 by the Fort Worth Park League — predecessor to the Park Commissioners — Haynes Triangle Park has an intriguing history. Once home to the Texas Spring Palace , the one-acre property is near the T&P train station facing Lancaster Avenue.

The Spring Palace, also known as Corn Palace, burned to the ground in 1890. It’s no wonder: The building was made of wheat, corn stalks, moss and even Johnson grass treated with kerosene.

Al Haynes, an English civil engineer, repeatedly entered the building to save people trapped inside. He was killed when he re-entered the blaze to look for a child who had already escaped.

Today, the Al Haynes Memorial stands northeast of the former Spring Palace. Once the old I-30 overhead came down and Lancaster Avenue was redeveloped, the stone memorial and the pocket park surrounding it became an entryway to the Near South neighborhood.

Historic Fort Worth Inc. recognizes preservation achievements in a variety of categories at the annual Samuel Benton Cantey III Lecture.

The Fort Worth Library has approximately 10,000 items pertaining to the history of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. These items include city and county government documents, newspapers, directories, cemetery association records, maps as well as popular and scholarly books written by local authors or about local subjects. To learn more, call 817-871-7740 or email the Genealogy, History and Archives Section.

The Fort Worth Library has approximately 10,000 items pertaining to the history of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. These items include city and county government documents, newspapers, directories, cemetery association records, maps as well as popular and scholarly books written by local authors or about local subjects. To learn more, call 817-392-7740 or email the Genealogy, History and Archives Section.

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