Who lives in that house?
Posted 31 July 2008 - 11:00 PM
There is a large, nice-looking house on S. University Drive, on the east side of the street, very close to the Fort Worth Zoo. There are no other houses near it. Log Cabin Village is across the street. It is north of Park Hill but south of Colonial.
It has a roll-in/roll-out driveway in front, and some sort of name/logo hanging on the front. I've never been able to read that logo and I presume it's a private residence. It *could* be a business, I suppose, but if that's the case they could do with some better signage.
This house has always been there, as long as I've been around, so it must have been constructed sometime before the early 1970s.
Anyone have any idea whose house this is? Just curious. Thanks!
Posted 01 August 2008 - 12:05 AM
Posted 01 August 2008 - 12:12 AM
Posted 01 August 2008 - 12:49 AM
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 12:14 PM
Posted 01 August 2008 - 07:02 PM
Posted 05 December 2013 - 02:51 PM
I heard an odd rumor about this property recently. At some point in the last couple of years, a developer was trying to purchase the lot with the intent of building boutique or loft apartments, but they backed out because of resistance from the neighborhood. That would have been interesting to watch, given the unique size and topography of the property.
Posted 14 August 2015 - 09:18 AM
Posted 14 August 2015 - 09:25 AM
I should have posted the demolition. I saw that it had come down last week, also. Although the house was interesting, it was not landmarked; therefore, only a demolition permit was needed.
Posted 14 August 2015 - 07:16 PM
Say it isn't so! I always admired that house. It was so '50's modern! I always imagined what it must have been like on the inside. . . somewhat dim lighting on a hot summer day with ice-cold air-conditioning inside. I believe Rhea Engert was the premier wedding photographer in Fort Worth as I recall.
It's sad to see another local neighborhood landmark being erased away.
Posted 09 July 2016 - 05:05 PM
I'm late to this thread, but I can add some information about the home and photography studio that used to be on this site. It was known as the Rhea Engert Photo Studio. The Engert family lived on the premises in what was basically a typical mid century modern home. I went to school with a boy named Kurt Engert. His dad was the photographer in question. Rhea Engert did lots of formal portaits, wedding pictures, etc. His photos were beautifully lit, quite polished, and sometimes dramatic looking. The house/studio used to have a driveway or easement that went up the hillside to Winton Terrace West. When I was a kid, the Connor family and the Alexander family (Alcon Labs) had homes on each side of this driveway facing on Winton Terrace West. I think the easement was there because the entire parcel was once home to the original Fort Worth Children's Hospital which operated at that location from the 1920s until the early 1950s. The easement made for a handy short cut down to University Drive for residents (well, teenagers mostly who were just starting to drive) of Park Hill.
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