- The Boulevard serves as the main corridor through the World War I Army Training Center.
- Military begins construction of the military post.
- Over 300 construction workers and engineers from all over Texas forge buildings, subsequently equipping the area with telephone, electric and sewer lines.
- Oilfields in Northwest Texas are discovered, making Fort Worth a major distribution center for oil field supplies; thus, bringing an influx of high-paying jobs to the area.
- Professionals settle in areas around Camp Bowie, such as the Arlington Heights neighborhood, Rivercrest and Monticello.
- Camp Bowie is paved with Texas Thurber bricks.
- The Boulevard serves as a streetcar line, which is the automobile route for commuters, as well as the major transportation route to the West Texas oilfields.
- One-story retail shops, churches, a Masonic lodge and a stucco gas station is constructed and serves the adjacent bungalow neighborhoods.
- Although the Depression slows growth on the west side, developments in Ridglea continue.
- U.S. enters into World War II; west side continues to grow.
- Streetcar service along Camp Bowie is terminated.
- End of World War II.
- Consolidated Aircraft Corporation (later Carswell Air Force Base, and now Naval Air Station Fort Worth Join Reserve Base) opens and provides a large employment center; thus, spurring the construction of homes, duplexes and apartments for the bomber plant’s workers.
- Dependence on the automobile for transportation grows with postwar suburban growth; the freeway is established.
- Fort Worth’s economy is bustling, and west side development continues.
- Large-scaled commercial developments continue to grow, such as A.C. Luther’s Ridglea Village, Ridlgea Hills and Ridglea West.
- Built to accommodate the automobile, Ridglea Village is constructed in a Mediterranean-style, featuring red tile roofs, two-story brick walls and wrought-iron balconies.
- The iconic Ridglea Theater opens its doors, repeating the Mediterranean theme.
1960′s — Present
- Americans continue to sprawl into suburban areas.
- Many military families move into the surrounding neighborhoods of Camp Bowie West.
- Route 66-style hotels and motels spring up along the western portion on the Boulevard; some still remain today.
- Camp Bowie District is currently considered a top travel destination. It houses the nation’s best museums, treasured local eateries and boutiques, along with bungalow homes that have been historically restored from the Boulevard’s early years.