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    Looking for abandonded buildings in Ft Worth

    Any abandoned building/houses/barns in Fort Worth worth shooting??
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    There is no such thing as an abandoned building in Texas. There are unoccupied buildings, but beware of trespassing on those. Do you have a good attorney on retainer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bondarnes View Post
    There is no such thing as an abandoned building in Texas. There are unoccupied buildings, but beware of trespassing on those. Do you have a good attorney on retainer?
    When I locate a place worth shooting I find out who the owner is and ask permission so I don't have to worry about legal issues..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colyn View Post
    When I locate a place worth shooting I find out who the owner is and ask permission so I don't have to worry about legal issues..
    Do you actually have any luck with this approach ? My experience is that most photogs just enter without asking because owners will not give you permission to enter their run down structure because of liability issues. I'm not condoning this, just wondering how much luck you've had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainTom View Post
    Do you actually have any luck with this approach ? My experience is that most photogs just enter without asking because owners will not give you permission to enter their run down structure because of liability issues. I'm not condoning this, just wondering how much luck you've had.
    For the most part I've done good. A couple of owners have had me sign a waiver saying I won't hold them responsible if I get hurt. However there are 2 places I'd like to shoot but so far have been unable to determine who owns the property.. It's tempting but the FW police would probably feed me to the convicts if I got caught..
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    There's an old red brick building just south of I-30 near downtown (near the Dickies building) that I have wanted to shoot at for years, but I fear the law... and the homeless.
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    Iirc from when I used to live near Ft. W and worked there, there are quite a few abandoned buildings just south of downtown. Anywhere in the Hemphill, Rosedale, Berry St., (as far west as the TCU campus, even), Lancaster area will probably yield some shooting locations. Rosedale and Lancaster east of 35W to 287, also......really NOT the best of neighborhoods, but if you want abandoned.....

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    A couple of weeks ago I was working an event at Will Rogers. I was supposed to go to a reception at a Radison Hotel south on the South Frwy. I had no idea how to get there so I asked a FWPD officer who was working security. The directions included a strong warning to not leave the interstate especially in the neighborhood of Rosedale and Hemphill. It being after dark I said, "Must be rough at night" the police officer said, "its rough all the time, don't ever have a need to stop over there". I'm not so sure I'd go looking for abandoned buildings in that neighborhood after a police officer warned me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miffed67 View Post
    ...Lancaster area will probably yield some shooting locations...
    Intersting choice of words. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenGWebb View Post
    The directions included a strong warning to not leave the interstate especially in the neighborhood of Rosedale and Hemphill.
    I remember when this was a high class neighborhood.. You could safely walk the streets day or night without fear...now...I stay away...
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    if you want to know who the owner of a certain property is...these websites should help

    Tarrant County Appraisal District

    For Dallas county

    Dallas County Central Appraisal District
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    Quote Originally Posted by CKing View Post
    Intersting choice of words. LOL
    LOL! The double entendre wasn't intended, but hey...if the shoe fits.....

    I've been down there in the daytime and it's one of those "lock the doors and look straight ahead" kinda places. No way in heck would I venture down there at night.

    Quote Originally Posted by Colyn View Post
    I remember when this was a high class neighborhood.. You could safely walk the streets day or night without fear...now...I stay away...
    It's too bad the area has fallen in to such ill repute and disarray...you can see the grandeur the homes around there once had, all around the medical center and along Hemphill. I used to work for a lawyer who's offices were in that 6-story building on 35 where the Dillards used to be. I'd drive up Hemphill to Berry to grab lunch all the time, and I'd marvel at how badly kept those once-beautiful houses are now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miffed67 View Post
    Iirc from when I used to live near Ft. W and worked there, there are quite a few abandoned buildings just south of downtown. Anywhere in the Hemphill, Rosedale, Berry St., (as far west as the TCU campus, even), Lancaster area will probably yield some shooting locations. Rosedale and Lancaster east of 35W to 287, also......really NOT the best of neighborhoods, but if you want abandoned.....

    I work on Rosedale, behind a locked gate with security, we adventure out for lunch most days, and there is a ton of things I would love to shoot, problem is I value my camera equipment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    if you want to know who the owner of a certain property is...these websites should help

    Tarrant County Appraisal District

    For Dallas county

    Dallas County Central Appraisal District
    Ronnie beat me to it. If you know the address, you can find out the owner. If you know the owner, you can find properties they own. In the case of some properties, particularly ones not actively in use, it might be a trust or corporation with an out-of-state address.

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