The Guinn Complex: Fort Worth’s small-business economic development secret

The Guinn Complex is located at the intersection of East Rosedale Street and the Interstate 35W access road. It currently contains three buildings that were once part of the James E. Guinn School, previously called the Southside Colored School, the first school for “people of color” in the City of Fort Worth.
This is the first in a series of articles on what takes place in those three buildings, which to many of us unfortunately remain a best-kept community secret. But as the Guinn School nears its 100th anniversary in 2017, I trust that century celebration events and these articles will increase awareness among residents and spur additional small-business, economic development success stories.

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