Williams-Penn House – Crestline

Henry W. Williams, founder of a wholesale drug company and a prominent banker, arrived in Fort Worth in 1884. Purchasing a parcel of 28 acres on the ridge overlooking the West Fork of the Trinity River in 1907, Williams and his family were first listed at this address in 1909. John Roby Penn purchased the … Read more

Baldridge House – Crestline

Earl E. Baidridge, a prominent Fort Worth financier and head of Fort Worth Savings Bank and Trust Co., purchased, in 1913, ten lots along Crestline Road, containing 120 acres. The Baldridge House has been attributed to the prominent architectural firm of Sanguinet and Staats. Passing out of Baldridge ownership in 1915, the property has changed … Read more

Brants House – Edgehill

Harry E. and Elizabeth M. Brants owned a large farmstead tract in the West side; the area was later broken up to form Ridglea Country Club. Brants, of the Brants Co., a real estate and insurance firm, commissioned architect Hubert Hammond Crane to design a ten-room, wood-frame family residence in 1937. Earl North Parker, secretary-treasurer … Read more

BUckler-Landreth House – Hazelwood

This spacious, bluff-top site overlooking the West Fork of the Trinity River was acquired by Jack M. Buckler, an oil operator, in 1938. Jack and JoAlice Buckler commissioned prominent Fort Worth architect Joseph R. Pelich to design their residence. Adele Landreth acquired the house in 1943, and William A. and Virginia Landreth owned and resided … Read more

Baker House – First

Architect Charles Barnett of Dallas designed this house for James B. Baker in 1928. Mr. Baker was president of Baker Brothers Co., nurserymen and florists. Baker’s company grew flowers in several large greenhouses in Riverside and maintained two hundred acres east of Fort Worth for the general nursery business. Mr. Baker’s descendants operate the company … Read more

Waggoner-Johnson House – Merrymount

This prominently sited house was built about 1935; Guy L. Waggoner, president of Waggoner-Daniel & Co. and W. T. Waggoner & Sons was the first resident, although he evidently lived here only a short time. William T. Waggoner, Jr., and wife Elise resided in the house until 1942, when oil operator E Kirk Johnson purchased … Read more

Westover Hills Town Hall – Merrymount

Set in the midst of one of the most exclusive residential developments in Texas, Westover Hills Town Hall was designed in a revival of the Georgian Colonial style adopted by the eighteenth-century Virginia gentry. The $108,847.39 Works Progress Administration project was completed in 1940; at the formal opening and dedication ceremony on 7 November 1940, … Read more