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The Handley Power Plant & Lake Erie

  Texas Historical Markers
6604 E. Rosedale, Fort Worth, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 43' 53.762088", -97° 13' 11.924832"
    Texas State
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     The Northern Texas Traction Company built the original plant at this location to generate electrical power for the Fort Worth-Dallas Interurban. Lake Erie provided water for plant operations. The area developed as a park and became popular for local outings and social events. A two-story auditorium extended over the edge of the lake. When interurban traffic declined the park was closed. The power plant was expanded to meet increased electrical demands. In 1956 Lake Arlington became the new source of water for the Handley Plant, and Lake Erie was drained. (1980)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

The Handley Power Plant & Lake Erie Historical Marker Location Map, Fort Worth, Texas