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#1 bburton

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 02:29 PM

Very photogenic and even has the white picket fence. :)

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 02:47 PM

Where in Fairmount is this? I don't think I've ever seen it before. Beautiful looking house. I even dig the pink.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:39 PM

Bruce, you have forced me to drag out a few shots from the Fairmount Historic Home Tour a couple weeks ago! I wasn't too happy with most of the pictures - too many people in them :)

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Interior of the home above
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This one was actually "new construction" built to fit in with the neighborhood - quite impressive detail inside and out
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A LOT of work to do here, but the same people did the house next door in 2 months, and expect to have this done by the end of summer!
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And finally, the one that started it all in this neighborhood, or so we were told!
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:54 PM

Very nice Ron. Thanks for the mini-tour.

That new home is sure interesting to me.
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 04:00 PM

Very nice and glad to see the old homes being rebuilt.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 05:50 PM

Where in Fairmount is this? I don't think I've ever seen it before. Beautiful looking house. I even dig the pink.


It's on College Avenue and dates from 1905. :)

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 05:53 PM

Bruce, you have forced me to drag out a few shots from the Fairmount Historic Home Tour a couple weeks ago!


Good work, Ron. That first picture of your's has a dog on the porch roof. Now, who wouldn't love a house like that? :)

The last photo is of the historic Benton House (1898): http://en.wikipedia....A._Benton_House

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#8 John S.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:18 PM

[quote name='bburton' timestamp='1337718571' post='70200']
Very photogenic and even has the white picket fence. :)

The two photos show the former Edna Gladney home (c. 1903 in late Queen Anne style) that was once on Hemphill street but was moved a couple of decades ago to the Fairmount district to save it from demolition. A lucky survivor!

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:44 PM

I recall visiting the Fairmount house with the fretwork spandrel about 25 years ago. The homeowner told me the fragile piece had been rescued years earlier by his Mother from a doomed Quality Hill neighborhood mansion. He further stated that back in the 1960's and '70's no one collected this kind of stuff hence the fact that old fretwork pieces now bringing surprisingly high dollars when they occasionally appear on the market. A recent e-Bay seller had a much larger spandrel piece for just under $10,000 listed in recent days. The former (1904) Laneri Mansion on Jennings is the only house I'm aware of in Fort Worth that still has some of its original interior fretwork. Because it was so delicate and fragile, it was easy to remove and discard back in the days when everything Victorian was intensely disliked.




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