Wright House – Stratford

J. Herman and Peggie Wright purchased this lot from the Beacon Hill Land Co. in 1925 and contracted with builder R.S. Smith to erect this house the same year. Mr. Wright was the office manager for the Fort Worth Warehouse and Storage Co. and his wife was a music teacher; they lived here until 1935. The Wrights built a unique, medieval inspired solid stone house. The house has a picturesque steeply pitched interlocking gabled roof and a large corner chimney with an angled brick top. Other medieval features include diamond paned casement windows and the diminutive scale of the round arch set in the front gabled portico. The heavy wood front door has elaborate wrought iron hinges. The romantic fantasy of this house contrasts with the restrained rationality of the Georgian Revival house at 2300 Stratford Court also dating from 1925.

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