Ridglea Village/ Ridglea Theater/ Luther Apartments – Camp Bowie

Arlie Clayton Luther, who had constructed a number of houses in Westover Hills during the 1930s (5631 Byers Avenue/5630 Collinwood Avenue), in 1940 turned to the Ridglea area of the West Side. Luther, vice-president of the building firm of Byrne & Luther, Inc., began his extended project to develop a commercial shopping center along both … Read more

Rife House – Monticello

Dr. M. J. Bisco, dentist and builder, purchased this Monticello property and constructed a one-family house on it in1931. Bisco and his speculatively built a number of West Side and South Side houses during this period, particularly in Park Hill on the South Side. The designs of Bisco’s houses are thought to have been inspired … Read more

Johnson House – Highway 80

A native of Fort Worth, Gillis A. Johnson served as assistant city attorney for Fort Worth from 1921 until 1926, when he joined the prestigious law firm of Cantey, Hanger & McMahon, known as Cantey, Hanger, Johnson, Scarborough & Gooch by the time of Johnson’s death in 1962. With a reputation as one of the … Read more

Goodrich-Kimbell-Carter House – Westover

Set on a prominent bluff-top site, this large, two-story residence in the Spanish Colonial Revival- Monterey style was the design of San Antonio architect Atlee Ayres of Ayres & Ayres. Faced in stucco under a low-pitched gable roof clad in red clay Spanish tile, the house has an irregular H-plan around a rear terrace. A … Read more

Collier House – Westover

John B. Collier, Jr. purchased this Westover Hills property in 1932; his family residence was evidently erected shortly thereafter. Collier was president and manager of Fort Worth Poultry & Egg Co., founded in 1921. The firm, at the time among the largest institutions of its kind in the Southwest, processed eggs and buttermilk in dry … Read more

Hedrick House – Westover

Wyatt C. Hedrick, an engineer, worked with the important Fort Worth architectural firm of Sanguinet & Staats prior to organizing his own architecture and engineering firm, which was responsible for a number of substantial commissions in Fort Worth. From 1923 to 1929, he was vice-president of the Fort Worth Extension Company, the original developer of … Read more

Luther House – Valley Ridge

A. C. Luther, president of Byrne & Luther, Inc., developers responsible for building many of the homes in Westover Hills, had a “Spanish Hacienda” constructed in the new development about 1936. The one-story, U-plan house is set back behind a walled, brick-paved courtyard. Wood sash casement windows and a heavy timber, shaped rafter ends complement … Read more

Carlton House – Kings

According to mechanic’s lien records, this house is built of solid stone faced in a polychromatic pattern of light and dark sandstone, limestone and petrified wood. One of the largest and most impressive houses in Riverside, the structure has a complex asymmetrically massed plan based on the L-plan with a two-story hipped wing and a … 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

Saunders House – Hamilton

This fine house, designed in Spanish Colonial Revival style by architect Earl T. Glasgow, is an irregular U-plan incorporating a garden courtyard and garage to the rear. The stuccoed, hollow tile house is roofed in red Mission tile; the front elevation features a shed-roofed porch of massive timber construction and an asymmetrically placed battered chimney. … Read more