Arlington Heights, Fort Worth, Texas

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Postcard of a pavilion and Lake Como in Arlington Heights, 1907

Arlington Heights is a neighborhood in Fort Worth, Texas.


A Denver, Colorado-originating promoter named H. B. Chamberlain bought 2,000 acres (810 ha) of land from a Chicago financier named Tom Hurley and Robert McCart. He attempted to develop Arlington Heights, but a hotel he built, Ye Arlington Inn, burned in 1894 and he died in a bicycle accident in London. Arlington Heights was developed after the United States moved military personnel in the surrounding area in World War I. [1]

Joyce E. Williams, a sociologist who wrote Black Community Control: A Study of Transition in a Texas Ghetto, wrote that almost all of the Lake Como women worked in Arlington Heights. Those women referred to it as "Little California", a reference to a fantasy idea of the state of California. [2]


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Arlington Heights High School

The Fort Worth Independent School District serves Arlington Heights. North Hi-Mount Elementary School serves Arlington Heights. [2] Arlington Heights High School is in the community.

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  1. Ladd, Sweetie. Sweetie Ladd's Historic Fort Worth. Texas Christian University Press, 1999. ISBN   0875651968, 9780875651965. p. 30.
  2. 1 2 George, p. 7.

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