Butler House – Grand

C. Allen Butler, a machinist, purchased two bluff-top lots on Grand Avenue in 1912 and resided there by 1914. The house remains in the Butler family. The one and one-half story, wood-frame Craftsman style house features a deep, full front porch of clinker brick under the sloping gable roof. This house contributes to the proposed … Read more

Vinson House – Grand

Winfield S. Vinson, a cattle salesman with Cassidy Southwestern Commission Co., purchased this site in 1907 from North Fort Worth Townsite Co. 3. B. Kirby was hired to construct this large one and one-half story house in 1907. A recurring Fort Worth house type, a gable roof slopes toward the street over a full porch … Read more

Whalen-Jary House – Grand

This substantial Grand Avenue house is composed of a hip-roofed, two-story block flanked by a one-story wing to the south. First-floor walls and Missionesque portico are clad in roughcast stucco, while the second floor is clad in red brick. A 1914 building permit indicates that contractor E. C. Walsh erected the house for Joseph L. … Read more

Rumph House – Grand

Dr. Demetrius Rumph, a physician and surgeon, acquired this Belmont Terrace parcel in 1918. His residence was constructed the following year on the bluff-top site, commanding a view toward the west. The one and one-half story bungalow, faced in variegated yellow brick, features a number of intersecting jerkinhead gables. The gable ends are embellished with … Read more

Spurlock House – Grand

Claude Spurlock, a buyer for Swift & Co., purchased this Grand Avenue bluff-top property in 1919. Spurlock and his wife, Madge, resided in the house until 1951. Distinguishing features of the low, Craftsman style, wood-frame house are the rubble stone chimney and porch posts. It is a contributor to the proposed Grand Avenue National Register … Read more

1618 Grand AVE – Grand

This one and one-half story frame house exhibits a gable roof which slopes down to cover a full, one-story entry porch. A pair of flaring, hipped dormers embellish the large roof expanse. J. Paul Henderson, a purchasing agent for Armour & Co., and his family were the first recorded tenants of the house in 1907. … Read more

1619 Grand AVE – Grand

This one and one-half story, rectangular plan house is set parallel to the street and takes advantage of the prospect to the west; a sloping gable roof covers the full entry porch. Aloysius G. Donovan, a manager for Southwestern Mechanical Co., was the first tenant of the wood-frame rental house in 1907. It is a … Read more

1622 Grand AVE – Grand

This one- story house is composed of a hip-roofed block; a full recessed porch supported by Tuscan columns extends across the west front and south side. Flipped dormers with star-patterned mullions complete the composition of the frame house. Norman S. Wood, a clerk with Armour & Co., was the first tenant of the rental property … Read more

1701 Grand AVE – Grand

This fine Shingle style house of one and one-half stories features a roof line which slopes down to form a one-story entry porch supported by square posts clad in shingles. A dormer window with a round balcony porch and conical roof rises out of the sloping front roof, flanked by a shingled, hipped dormer on … Read more

Thomas House – Grand

Allen C. Thomas, a cattle salesman for the North Texas Livestock Commission Co., purchased in 1911 the house he had rented since 1907. An unusually stylish rendition of a type common along Grand Avenue, the rectangular plan, wood- frame house has a full front porch supported by squat Tuscan columns. A hipped roof with boxed … Read more