Hiner-Courtney-Whitbeck House – Lofton

This large two-story Tudor Revival house is clad in polychrome brick and is composed of a hipped block with half-timbered gabled bays. A massive chimney flanks a gabled portico on the front wall, both of which are partially veneered in sandstone. Bargeboards adorn the gables. The house, set in landscaped grounds on a double lot, was built in 1928 for John J. Hiner, an attorney who practiced law with William Pannill (see 2221 Lipscomb Street). The firm of Hiner & Pannill represented several oil companies and had its offices in the W. T. Waggoner Building. Hiner died in 1936 and his widow sold the house to Quintard P. Courtney, manager of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. Since 1954, it has been owned by the Whitbeck family. While not a particularly sophisticated example of its style, the house and grounds are strong contributors to the character of the street. The Hiner-Courtney-Whitbeck was designated by the City of Fort Worth as a Historic and Cultural Landmark in 2004. It is no longer owned by the Whitbeck family. A large addition, sympathetic to the original design, has been added to the rear.

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