Como, Fort Worth, Texas facts for kids
The Como neighborhood is located on the west side of Fort Worth, Texas. Como was named after Como, Italy. This neighborhood is an historically African-American neighborhood. One of the most famous Como residents was the neighborhood activist Viola Pitts. The Como Lake was built in 1889. Originally the neighborhood was conceived as a resort. In the early 1900s Lillian Russell visited the resort and was impressed by it.
In the 1960s through 1990s the community struggled to prosper. However, with the West side of Fort Worth's economic boom, significant infrastructure improvements by the City of Fort Worth, and the efforts of many, the Como neighborhood is making significant strides in becoming a prosperous home for African-Americans, Hispanics, as well as many others.
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