Baldridge House – Crestline

Earl E. Baidridge, a prominent Fort Worth financier and head of Fort Worth Savings Bank and Trust Co., purchased, in 1913, ten lots along Crestline Road, containing 120 acres. The Baldridge House has been attributed to the prominent architectural firm of Sanguinet and Staats. Passing out of Baldridge ownership in 1915, the property has changed hands several times since then and has suffered a drastic reduction in its acreage. A central hipped block forms the mass of the imposing Colonial Revival, two-story structure. A two-story limestone portico with six monumental Tuscan columns supports a bracketed cornice and balustrade. Two angled receding wings flank the main block of the house. The house was made a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1978. The Baldridge House has experienced extensive modifications of an insensitive nature, both interior and exterior. In the event of a major restoration effort, including removal of exterior paint, the house may qualify for the National Register.

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