These original rustic gates were designed and crafted by Southern Ornamental Ironworks of Arlington. Guards stationed here either welcomed or turned away patrons after checking identities. Unwelcome guests, local police or Texas Rangers, were allowed access, which set off an elaborate alarm system. By the time authorities reached the casino, gambling equipment would have been whisked away. Guests either slipped out the back of the property or were found sipping tea in the Tea Garden.
Arlington Baptist College • 3001 West Division • Arlington, Texas 76012