Oldest House In Fort Worth In 1949
Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:56 AM
On this page http://texashistory....pth65130/m1/56/ it mentions and shows a photo of a small house that it says was the oldest house in Fort Worth and that it actually contained surviving portions of Fort Worth - as in the actual fort that the city is named after.
Does anybody know what became of the house? Does it still survive?
Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:28 AM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:36 AM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:55 PM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:05 PM
The book online also mentions a surviving rocking chair that was part of the fort. The description begins at: http://texashistory....pth65130/m1/39/ and concludes with a photo of the chair at http://texashistory....pth65130/m1/40/ (or you can just click the "forward" arrow from the first page to get to the second without having to follow my separate link). The book says that the chair "stands silently in a museum for all to see."
I did some digging around online. Turns out that the chair - along with a corner post from the fort - is on display in the 1895 room in the courthouse. I had not even heard of the 1895 room before. So there is at least some portion of the fort which survives. Perhaps the corner post came from the Gambrell house?
Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:17 PM
The 1949 article describes them here: http://texashistory....pth65130/m1/43/
Curious to see if they still survived, I ran across a posting on "Hometown By Handlebar" that I had somehow previously missed which shows the modern setting of those trees and mentions that they also existed and provided shade for those at the fort http://hometownbyhandlebar.com/?p=1357 (scroll down to the second photo for information on those trees in particular).
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