A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Glen Rose: Bypassed, Forgotten, and Preserved, Texas by T. Lindsay Baker and Paul V. Chaplo, 2023

Located just west of the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex, the community of Glen Rose, on the banks of the spring-fed Paluxy River, has attracted people for a century and a half, not only for the shaded quiet of its streets and its historic structures, but also because of the fossilized dinosaur tracks plainly visible on the stone bottom of the nearby river. Here, veteran Texas historian T. Lindsay Baker and photographer Paul V. Chaplo provide an illustrated tour of this picturesque town, transporting readers straight into its shaded streets and highlighting the many historic buildings.

A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Glen Rose, Texas: Bypassed, Forgotten, and Preserved is based heavily on research conducted by Baker and a team of Tarleton State University graduate students during their historic site survey of the town in spring 2010. Subsequently, they prepared a nomination to the National Register of Historic Places for the Glen Rose downtown district.

Opening with an introduction illustrated by historical photographs sketching the history of the town and placing the architecture of the community into context, the guide also includes a map showing the relative locations of each of the structures. A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Glen Rose, Texas, will offer heritage tourists, local history buffs, and general readers interested in Texas regional history and architecture an informative and visually engaging resource that is both authoritative and entertaining.

Tarleton State University Southwestern Studies in the Humanities

T. LINDSAY BAKER is the author of numerous books, including Adobe Walls, The Birth of a Texas Ghost Town, and A Gangster Tour of Texas. Until his retirement in 2017, he held the W. K. Gordon Endowed Chair in Texas History at Tarleton State University. Additionally, Baker was for many years the host of the syndicated National Public Radio program T for Texas. PAUL V. CHAPLO is a photographer and author of Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of the Big Bend Country and Amarillo Flights: Aerial Views of the Llano Estacado Country. His work has been displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC, and the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.


978-1-64843-045-9 Cloth
9 x 10 x 0 in
176 pp. 11 b&w, 114 color photos. Map. Bib. Index.
Pub Date: 05/20/2022

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