North-Short House – Elizabeth

This two-story brick house has a red-tiled hipped roof. An end bay projects forward very slightly, containing an entry with cast stone surround, balanced visually by a one-story conservatory at the other end of the front terrace. The house was built in 1919 for Earle M. North, president of the Webb-North Buick Co. and vice president of the A. P. Mitchell Auto Co. It was sold in 1921 to William H. Short, an attorney, who served as president of Fort Worth’s draft board during World War I and as president of the school board in 1925. The Short family lived here until 1937. The North-Short House is a contributing resource in the Elizabeth Boulevard Historic District (local and national).

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