Farmer House – 24th

James D. Farmer served from 1902 to 1904 as the first mayor of North Fort Worth. From rural Tarrant County, he went into the livestock commission business and organized the Fort Worth Live Stock Commission Co. Farmer also was instrumental in uniting North Fort Worth with Fort Worth. Farmer and his wife, Martha, were listed as residing at this hilltop residence as early as 1899. The house stayed in the Farmer family until 1942. The first residence in the neighborhood, the large hip-roofed structure features a number of projecting gabled bays with fish-scale shingles and Palladian windows in a vernacular interpretation of the Queen Anne style. A porch wraps around the east and south elevations; the original posts have been, replaced. Following assessment of the architectural integrity of the interior and restoration, the house may be potentially eligible for the National Register.

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