One of Top O’ Hill Terrace’s most outspoken adversaries was J. Frank Norris, who was called, “The Fighting Fundamentalist” by some as an epithet and others as a compliment. He was vehemently opposed to alcohol, gambling and prostitution. At a tent meeting held in Arlington in the mid 1930s, he proclaimed, “Top O’ Hill Terrace is a blight on Tarrant County. One of these days we are going to own the place!” His prediction came true in 1956 when Bible Baptist Seminary now Arlington Baptist University, founded by Norris, purchased the property.
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