Ted R. Ware Plaza
Located within Grapevine’s Historic Township, this plaza is a historical landmark featuring three of Grapevine’s oldest structures, the c. 1888 J. E. and Sarah Foreman Keeling House, the c. 1900 Donald Schoolhouse and the c. 1910 Cotton Ginners House. Today, these buildings are used as museums to teach Grapevine’s development from a settlement to a city, the history of public education and
the history of the Grapevine cotton industry that became a major economic force for 150 years.
The plaza also has a unique public art feature entitled “Prairie Water” consisting of a c. 1938 Aeromotor Windmill, historic water tank, windmill blade fountain and vintage trough. The Grape Vine Prairie was blessed with a quality water supply from underground sources and nearby Denton Creek. Quality water then and now is key to our city’s growth.
The plaza is named in honor of one of Grapevine’s finest citizens, businessman and public servant, Ted R. Ware. Ted and his wife, Gloria, have a long history of service to the city of Grapevine, including many years on the Grapevine City Council.