"Major,old, commercial street, part of old Arlington"
West Abram Street is part of the original Arlington city grid. On the far west end as it begins at the Fielder Street overpass, there are still large homes with spacious lawns, a block or two remnant of a upscale neighborhood of bygone days. This quickly turns to fraternity and soroity houses as you approached Cooper Street which marks the northern boundary of the University of Texas at Arlington campus. It crosses Cooper St and begins the small downtown area of Arlington, municipal buildings, library, utilities, etc, and as Abram St crosses Collins St it becomes a street of few major businesses, many mom and pop shops and eating establishments and as it approaches its end at Highway 360, the General Motors Truck Plant,a major manufacturer of cars and trucks.