Amon Carter letter, 1951

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Title

Amon Carter letter, 1951

Description

Letter from James N. Sligar regarding possible sale of Baird land to Amon G. Carter. The family eventually sold the land to another buyer.
Transcript of letter:
BUSINESS PHONE 4-3271
Mrs. Baird's Bakery
Fort Worth, Texas
Attention of Mr. W. Hoyt Baird
Gentlemen:
.JAS . N. SLIGAR
REAL ESTATE AND LOANS
3 001 FIFTH AVENUE
FORT WORTH 4, TEXAS
May 16, 1951
The day after you showed us your farm north of Arlington, I showed it to Mr. Amon G. Carter.
Mr. Carter thinks the trees on your place are very beautiful and that the
canyons are quite scenic.
Primarily, Mr. Carter is interested in buying a f arm, with trees, that would
·make an attractive place f.,,or summer celebrations and for picnics of the
employees of the Star Telegram but, since the money for this purpose is limited,
also due to the probability of- his employees tiring of a place, Mr. Carter would
wa·n-t to arrive at the practical side · of '·such an investment.
Certainly, the i nvestment required would be beyond consideration of it as a
stock farm, because its yield would not justify such.,~. P?naequently, cutting the
· land into homesites and selling them may be an alternative, but this is immature
now and, in any instance for this to succeed irr the future, -extensive improvements
would have to be made. These improvements' would have to include extending
paved roads so that t hese would afford pavement from Arlington to and over
this property; the installat ion of adequate water and sewer systems; also the
extension of all other utilities, which would require lots of addi tiona.l capital
and costs, plus a real sales organization and, perhaps, years to put the deal
over.
The fact that the time fo.r making a sub-division of your property may be in
the distant future and the heavy development costs, causes Mr. Carter to
hesitate making you an offer.
Nevertheless, Mr. Carter would be interested in buying your farm provided your
price is such that would justify his taking the chance. Therefore, he would
like to know the least dollar you will want for the land. Your ideas and the
price will be held confidential by Mr. Carter and by me.
I shall appreciate hearing from you at your earliest convenience.
~
Very truly yours

JAS. N. SLIGAR
P.O.Box 11065
Berry St. Station
Fort Worth, Texas

Creator

James N. Sligar

Source

Ninnie L. Baird and Mrs. Baird's Bakeries Papers, Box 6

Date

May 16, 1951

Format

JPG

Language

English

Type

Correspondence

Files

https://exhibits.tcu.edu/files/original/8fcbbf033af0c5633003ca6bc95a944a.jpg

Citation

James N. Sligar, “Amon Carter letter, 1951,” TCU Library Exhibits, accessed August 11, 2022, https://exhibits.tcu.edu/items/show/157.