A vacant lot is all that remains of Ornette Coleman’s childhood home at 807 E. Second St., with his family’s old Allen Chapel AME church in background. Around the corner, his teenage home at 309 Elm St. is now railroad right-of-way.
A vacant lot is all that remains of Ornette Coleman’s childhood home at 807 E. Second St., with his family’s old Allen Chapel AME church in background. Around the corner, his teenage home at 309 Elm St. is now railroad right-of-way. Bud Kennedy Star-Telegram
A vacant lot is all that remains of Ornette Coleman’s childhood home at 807 E. Second St., with his family’s old Allen Chapel AME church in background. Around the corner, his teenage home at 309 Elm St. is now railroad right-of-way. Bud Kennedy Star-Telegram

Coleman’s music began in downtown’s shadow

June 11, 2015 5:42 PM

About Bud Kennedy

Bud Kennedy

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Bud Kennedy is a homegrown Fort Worth guy who started out covering high school football here when he was 16. He went away to the Fort Worth Press and newspapers in Austin and Dallas, then came home in 1981.

Since 1987, he's written more than 1,000 weekly dining columns and more than 3,000 news and politics columns. If you don't like what he says about politics, read him on barbecue.

Email Bud at bud@star-telegram.com