Duplex – Hattie

Chess Runyon had this duplex and the house to the west constructed c. 1941 as rental properties. Although the front-gabled dwelling with twin gabled porches is quite modest, the warm tones of the sandstone veneer contribute to its appeal. The choice of the sandstone may have been related to the material shortages associated with World War II and less expensive than brick veneer. There are several examples of stone veneer buildings in this section of South Fort Worth from the 1930s and 1940s (see 1701 E. Bessie Street, 360-62 Riverside Drive, and 1200 E. Maddox). If more intact examples are found and with further documentation, these properties may be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under a Multiple Property Submission for stone veneer construction.

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