Brants House – Edgehill

Harry E. and Elizabeth M. Brants owned a large farmstead tract in the West side; the area was later broken up to form Ridglea Country Club. Brants, of the Brants Co., a real estate and insurance firm, commissioned architect Hubert Hammond Crane to design a ten-room, wood-frame family residence in 1937. Earl North Parker, secretary-treasurer of Fort Worth Sash and Door Co., and his wife, Emily Roeser Parker, owned the two-story dwelling from 1956 to 1971. The Parkers undertook modernization of the residence, including a new front elevation in the Colonial Revival style designed by Tom E. Stanley. Prominent features of the newer elevation include the giant pedimented portico supported by boxed columns above a terraced, double semicircular staircase. The home served as the 1985 Designers Showhouse sponsored by the Historic Preservation Council for Tarrant County.

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