House – 1109 E. Fourth Street

 1109 E. Fourth Street, House, c.1908. This shotgun house is a good example of vernacular or folk architecture. Such houses were usually built to provide basic shelter, without regard for style or decorative trends. Shotgun houses, once common in Fort Worth’s older working class neighborhoods, were built here from the 1890s through the 1950s. This house was built as a rental property about 1908. The first tenant was Israel Lewis, a worker at Swift & Co. The house has been demolished, but is retained in the survey for purposes of documentation.

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