Thompson House – Alta

Stanley A. and Clara L. Thompson purchased this site in 1931; he was secretary of Westbrook Oil Co. Their River Crest House was designed by Joseph Pelich; construction work was carried out by J.H. Bradshaw. The large Tudor Revival house is in composition a two-story, hip-roofed main section flanked by angled wings. Offset gabled bays … Read more

Davidson-Haltom House – Alta

C. J. and Edythe Davidson purchased this large River Crest property on the bluffs overlooking the West Fork of the Trinity River in 1935. “Red” Davidson was president of Davidson Drilling Co. and Cascade Petroleum Co.. Plans dated September 8, 1936 were drawn by Joseph R. Pelich; the residence was constructed by contractor Herschel D. … Read more

Leonard House – Alta

J. Marvin Leonard, president of Leonard Brothers Department Store, purchased several lots facing River Crest Country Club in 1935. The large house, constructed in 1936, is faced in warm orange brick with a hipped roof of polychrome slate. Important features of the Tudor Revival structure are the arched entry flanked by a two-story cross- gabled … Read more

Tripplehorn House – Alta

This Georgian Revival house faced in red brick veneer was constructed in 1941 by Clarence Epperley to plans by architect Hubert Hammond Crane for D. R. and Eva Tripplehorn; their descendants still occupy the house. A prominent feature of the two-story house is the monumental semicircular portico supported by Corinthian columns

Berney House – Broad

Morris B. Berney purchased all of block thirty- seven from River Crest Co. in 1911. Berney was involved in the oil industry and was vice-president and secretary of the Alta Vista Creamery Co. He later developed portions of the Ridglea area (6319 Rosemont Avenue). The Berney house was constructed in 1916, and remained in the … Read more

Waggoner-Herbert House – Rivercrest

The first owners of this River Crest property were W. Thomas and Ella Waggoner, a prominent Fort Worth family with livestock, land and oil interests. The directory indicates that the Waggoners resided in River Crest Addition by 1926, presumably in this extremely large, two-story house. Mr. and Mrs. John W. Herbert lll purchased the house … Read more

Yarbrough House – Rivercrest

Thomas B. Yarbrough, a businessman and vice-president of the First National Bank of Fort Worth, and his wife, Glenn Halsell Yarbrough, moved to the area in 1907. They purchased in 1921 three adjoining lots on the bluff overlooking the West Fork of the Trinity River. The Fort Worth architectural firm of Clarkson and Gaines and … Read more

Landreth House – Rivercrest

Edward A. and Adele Landreth purchased in 1928 several large parcels west of River Crest Country Club, overlooking Trinity River to the west. Landreth, an oil producer who was president of Landreth Production Company and vice-president of Landreth Oil Corporation, resided there by 1930. Fooshee and Cheek of Dallas were the architects for the project … Read more

Bewley House – Western

The River Crest Addition saw much of its development in the 1920s. One of the finest houses in the district was that built for Edwin E. and Martha Jennings Bewley. Mr. Bewley was vice president and manager of the Bewley Mills and Elevator Co., a firm founded by his father, as well as Chairman of … Read more