Murphy House – Mount Vernon

This two-story red brick Georgian style house has a red tiled hip roof and a bracketed cornice. The symmetrically composed facade has a central entrance portico with handsome fluted Doric columns. According to mechanic’s lien records, the Tandyland Co. contracted with West Texas Construction Co. to build this house in 1926. The Tandyland Co. sold the house to Roy C. and Allie B. Murphy in 1928. Mr. Murphy was manager of the American Service Co. and the Polytechnic Ice Co. He was also a Fort Worth City Councilman. The Murphys lived in this house until 1950 when their daughter, Dorothy Murphy Hunter, and her husband Joseph (see 3224 Mount Vernon Avenue) moved in.

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