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1904 Great house House

22 November 2016 - 02:26 PM

The 1904 Greathouse House is being sold for $1 if you move it off the lot. It is located on Oleander and Washington (I think address is 1130 Washington) just north of Magnolia Ave. It was built for George Greathouse, a brakeman for the Frisco Railroad and remained in the family until 1946. It is divided currently into 4 apartments. If not moved it will be torn down for more crap looking apartments ...ugh.  https://www.google.c...!7i13312!8i6656

City residential codes

17 November 2016 - 09:50 AM

A builder friend came by yesterday and was upset at the 2012 approved residential codes as he is going to build a house in an older neighborhood (not historic) and wants the house to fit in. Apparently, depending on where a house is it has to be 50% - 100% masonry; the neighborhood he wants to build in is all wood exteriors and he was going to use cedar siding. Supposedly, you need an extra parking spot for every bedroom over 3 bedrooms. I guess it's time to start calling bedrooms "home gym", "study", "studio", "gift-wrap room" (I've actually seen that), etc. Also, one can't reuse the same design within a 6 block distance? Does the city think a developer is going to have so many different house designs for 6 blocks?...or due to their clout will they be able to skirt this aspect of the code guidelines? So, who comes up with these laws and are they run by the public for discussion / approval?

Cobb-Burney House

17 October 2016 - 09:29 AM

I read another post regarding new apartments being built between Forest Park Blvd. & Summit Ave. just north of I-30. This post brought up possible demolition of the 1904 Cobb-Burney house, thought to be the first Prairie Style house in Fort Worth. I see it is listed for sale for $575,000 now. One of the posters mentioned that just because it has a Texas marker that that won't stop possible demolition. Anyone have updates on this? Also, a friend of mine will be working on another house on Sunset Terrace....it is stone w/ stone brackets and seems to have an enclosed front porch...it looks very old. Anyone know the history of that place?