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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
Haunted Place — Del Frisco's Double Eagle
812 Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse can be
found on the corner of Main St. and E 7th, not far from The Martin
Luther King Jr. Highway. Take 6th to Main Street.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse is a
high-end restaurant, offering the best in steak and seafood. they
have the awards to prove the quality of their food! There is
nothing but prime beef, and the best of seafood on the menu. They
have several private banquet halls, of varying sizes, for both
small and large special events.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
building was originally built in 1890, and was the location of a
bathhouse, probably for the upper-class. At some point, it was
restored to its former glory. The massive ceilings, lovely woodwork
and Grecian columns are definitely turn-of-the-century fancy decor,
offering a lovely atmosphere for relaxation and social functions,
which works as well for a high-end steak house.
The 1890 bathhouse was a place for the
well-to-do, upper-class, to wash the dust out of their hair and
bodies from the long trip on horseback, stage and train travel.
Naturally, for easy access for its main clientele, it was located
in the historical section of town, near the stockyards and business
center. This area developed a notorious reputation, earning the
telling nick name of "Hell's Half Acre," sin city of the 19th/early
20th century. This part of town became rather rowdy, because of the
kind of people who frequented the many saloons, gambling joints and
of course, brothels full of alluring women, which stuck around
through the 1950s.
Today, this part of town has been cleaned
up for a number of years, and is again attracting tourists and
business people, as well as Fort Worth and Dallas citizens, looking
for nice places to shop and enjoy a good meal. It is no wonder that
a classy restaurant like Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse would
choose this location and this lovely building with old class charm
of the turn-of-the-century, combined with modern features of a 21st
century upscale restaurant.
HISTORY OF MANIFESTATIONS:
Although Del Frisco's Double Eagle
Steakhouse is a fine, upscale dining restaurant, an incident which
happened in its past has caused a haunting to occur.
The entity who haunts this building is
traced back to the bathhouse days. Unfortunately, a cowardly murder
took place here. What might have happened is that the murdered
gentleman may have won a big pot of money at the card or gambling
tables nearby. Perhaps a sorry sport, or a robber, followed him
inside. After finding this gentleman's tub, this murderer shot the
gentleman in the back of the head, while the gentleman was enjoying
Murders over winnings from gambling have
taken place over the years, and we have two stories on our
Saint James Hotel — A gambler was
murdered over his winnings before he could spend it. The entity is
still there, still mad.
The Bullock Hotel — Wild Bill Hickcock was shot
dead by a man whose clock he had cleaned at the poker tables.
The gentleman in this case died in the
bathhouse. His sudden death at the hands of this black-hearted
person has made this victim restless and not a happy camper. He
seeks revenge for his untimely murder, perhaps taking a little
comfort in the beautifully restored building.
This entity of a gentleman makes his
presence known in the banquet halls, and the upstairs
He has appeared to the living wearing
1890s/turn-of-the-century gentleman's attire.
He patrols the banquet halls and upstairs
bar, perhaps looking for his cowardly killer.
Perhaps a cool breeze is felt as he passes
the living, or his footsteps may be heard.
There are a lot of eye witness accounts.
Often, when life is brutally taken from people, their spirits are
restless for a variety of reasons (Saint Valentine's Day Massacre * O'Henry's Roadhouse * Saint James Hotel *
Gettysburg Battlefield * Myrtles Plantation House).
This gentleman entity can't let go of his
anger enough to go to the other side. He was forced to give up the
life he had made for himself because of this coward who shot him in
the back of the head.
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