Irion House – 8th

The Irion House is an excellent example of the popular American Four-Square, a style influenced by the Prairie School movement of the early 1900s. It has a prominent compound hipped roof with wide boxed eaves, a centrally placed hipped attic dormer, full width porch and double hung windows. The upper story is sheathed with wood … Read more

Markeen Apartments – Daggett

The Markeen Apartments consists of two very similar two-story brick buildings on adjoining corner lots. Each is rectangular, clad in buff brick, with flat roof and hipped parapet fascia of pressed metal simulating tile. Two-story porticos project forward. The apartments, of fireproof construction, were erected soon after the fire of April 1909, and completed by … Read more

Hicks House – Harrison

A sophisticated Prairie Style house with a high central block and low symmetrical dependencies that project forward like small pavilions. Windows are grouped into over-scaled, abstract grids. The brick walls have been painted and the columns of the porte-cochere replaced. The first recorded owner was Harry Hicks, president of the King Midas Oil and Gas … Read more

Duplex – Hattie

Chess Runyon had this duplex and the house to the west constructed c. 1941 as rental properties. Although the front-gabled dwelling with twin gabled porches is quite modest, the warm tones of the sandstone veneer contribute to its appeal. The choice of the sandstone may have been related to the material shortages associated with World … Read more

McCauley House – Hawthorne

The McCauley House is two stories with a clipped gabled roof and a forward projecting entry wing whose gabled roof extends eccentrically almost to ground level. The red brick walls are pimpled with rocks and large clinkers. Built in 1931 by contractor J. D. Pope as a speculative property for B. K. Webb, the house … Read more

Parker-Browne Co. Factory-Warehouse – Lancaster

This three-story industrial building is rectangular in plan with a flat roof. It is constructed of reinforced concrete, hollow tile and brick. Regularly spaced brick piers flank bays glazed with steel-sash windows. The floor levels are demarcated by concrete spandrel panels. Most windows on the first and second stories have been enclosed, and the building … Read more

Mehl Building – Henderson

This three-story apartment building has commercial spaces on the ground floor. It is clad in ochre brick with cast stone trim. Hooded bays project from the upper stories; those on the east side originally were open porches, and now are enclosed with windows. Storefronts on the east wall have been stuccoed over. An early design … Read more

Alexander Hogg School – Terrell

Alexander Hogg School was built in 1909 to serve 7th and 8th grade pupils throughout the Southside. It is a masonry block with projecting end bays clad in rusticated brick. Ornamentation is provided by inlaid brick. The decorative brick framing in the end bays is unusual, and contributes to the success of the design. Designed … Read more

Wayside Church of God in Christ – Beckham

Set into the side of a hill, Wayside Church of God in Christ is the last surviving remnant of Trezevant Hill, an African American community on Fort Worth’s South Side, just east of the Mistletoe Heights neighborhood. The congregation of the church began in 1912 as Trezevant Hill Church of God in Christ. In 1930, … Read more

Fire Station No. 5 – Bryan

This two-story brick fire station is one of three designed by architects Sanguinet & Staats in 1910 for the City of Fort Worth. It is very similar in appearance to Station No. 10 on Lipscomb Street (see 2804 Lipscomb Street). It was erected in 1911 by C. H. McFarland. The high-quality ochre face-brick is trimmed … Read more