Memory: Fairmount Park
Memory: Fairmount Park visually references the historic neighborhood fabric. Six houses built in the early 1900’s once occupied the block but were removed in 1990, shortly before the Fairmount neighborhood was named a National Historic District. Today, a few rusted pipes peeking through the soil are the only evidence of the homes. Re-establishing the traditional gathering spaces of the neighborhood, the artwork consists of three sculptural stepped tables and benches, placed where the steps and front porches of the three houses once stood. Basalt gravel paths reveal the absence of walks that approached the houses, while tree canopies provide shade where roofs used to protect residents and visitors. The Fairmount Neighborhood Association was awarded this project through the Community ID: Public Art in Neighborhoods initiative of Fort Worth Public Art, which provides opportunities for communities to nominate city-owned sites for public art projects.