2017 HFW Membership Tours

2017 HFW Membership Tours

2300 Willing Avenue, Willing Home 

Thursday, April 13, 2017


Members got to tour the house that Brent Hull restored for the History Channel show, Lone Star Restoration.  Brent Hull received an HFW 2017 Preservation Award for his restoration work on this house and other restoration projects in the Fort Worth. See more about the award here


2717 Avenue B, Meissner Brown Funeral Home 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Members toured this landmark that was restored by Pheonix 1 Restoration & Construction, Ltd., when CEO Dale Sellers responded to an e-blast HFW sent about its upcoming demoition.

The Meissner-Brown Building was built in 1937 in the Spanish Electic style.  It was designated a city Landmark in 1991, placed on HFW’s endangered list in 2015, and featured in the History Channel show, Lone Star Restoration with Brent Hull in 2016.   Dale Sellers received an HFW Preservation Award in 2017.


1102 Samuels Avenue, Talbott-Wall House

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Members were invited to tour the relocated Talbott-Wall House before it sold to a new owner.  They learned what went as expected and what did not from David Burshears, the relocation project manager. Embrey partners recieved an HFW Preservation Award for the move in 2017.  

Completed in 1903 and moved two blocks north on May 23, 2017, this Dutch Colonial Revival home was built by Dr. Richard D. Talbott and his wife, Elizabeth.  Their daughter, Frances, married Louis D. Wall, Sr.  Some of the family’s descendants may drop in during the tour. You may view the relocation of the house by Embrey Partners, Ltd here