Showing posts with label rock prairie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rock prairie. Show all posts

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Last Days of the Diamond T Stables


Back in 2013, I wrote about Alta Vista Christian Academy, which included a bit about the west part of Rock Prairie Road and mentioned these, some stables that had been on the road (originally Gandy Road) for a number of years. A few years ago, the land went up for sale on this one, and I knew I had to act fast: because a month ago or so, the city had revealed Equinox subdivision, which would eventually become "The Revelry Townhomes". And that's when I took these pictures. Diamond T seems to have opened in the early 1990s. Google Earth shows them there in 1995 and my 1998 phone book lists it, but the 1993 ones (and earlier) do not. Soon after I took these, the entire property was completely torn down and construction on the new development began. The Diamond T Storage next door continues to live on, though, but for how long is anyone's guess.


3270 Rock Prairie Road West (Gandy Road)

Updated 11.15 with new title, slightly updated information, and other minor changes.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dueling Gas Stations at Rock Prairie Road and Wellborn

Shell station. It turns out that we don't have a great shot of the Exxon yet.

This post was originally title "The Development of Rock Prairie Road" and includes, in the comments, the text dump of an old post on Southwood Athletic Park. On July 31, 2014, an overhaul of the post was done when it was re-opened as a commentary on gas stations. On February 24, 2019, the text (but not the picture) was scrubbed in preparation for an eventual rewrite of the article.

12725 & 12727 FM 2154