Thursday

Period Revivals in Cowtown

Fort Worth is known as cowtown -- where the west began.  While that puts images into people's minds of horses, cattle, ranches and cowboys (and we do have that) many do not realize the incredible amount of great Period Revival houses in our city.
Throughout Westover Hills, Rivercrest, Park Hill, Colonial Country Club and Mistletoe (along with others) there is some of the finest examples of period revival architecture in the country.  Here are just a few of my favorites:
This fine Norman-Tudor Period Revival was built in 1930 in Westover Hills to be the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's "Home Beautiful".  It is the flagship of Westover Hills and was designed by Victor Marr Curtis.


This Spanish Colonial, also in Westover Hills, is a great example of a Period Revival and part of what makes Westover Hills a beautiful example of a mix of architectural designs.


I am not sure of the year this house was built, but is next door to the Spanish Colonial above and recently went through a major remodel and is beautiful.


This Tudor Revival, built in 1934 and designed by Joseph Patterson, is a home we did a remodel on a few years ago.  In Westover Hills also, it has a beautiful setting.


At the entry to Westover Hills, this home was built in 1936 and also designed by Joseph Patterson.  I love the iron flag flying on top of the turret (which is the staircase).


Set at the back of Rivercrest Country Club, this incredible Mediterranean villa was built in 1916 and designed by David Adler of Chicago.


Although the picture of the house is not great, the entrance to this English estate, built in 1927 and designed by Houston's John Staub, is one of my all time favorites.


Next door to the above English estate is another Tudor that was designed by Dallas' Fooshee and Cheek and built in 1929.  Both of these houses face #15 of Rivercrest Country Club golf course which is the hole that Ben Hogan once said was the worst hole in golf.

I will do more posts on Fort Worth's beautiful examples of Period Revival homes, as this is just a few of the many.



38 comments:

James said...

Thanks for sharing. I love seeing period revival homes from the '20s and '30s. They are my favorite style of home. I've never spent any time in Texas, but plan to make a trip at some point just to do some architectural tourism. I know there is a wealth of great architecture there.

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Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful homes...love reading about and seeing these lovely places! :-)

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

I love Ft. Worth. It's such a beautiful, wealthy, yet unpretentious, unlike Dallas....I can say that because I live here! Have you done any work in the Lakewood area of Dallas? Homes there are similar in age and architecture. There are still many signicant homes in that area as well as the homes on Swiss Avenue. I've become a follower. I love seeing your work and these period homes. Thanks for sharing.

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Very lovely houses but they all look like noone lives in them! So clean cut...cold...brrr!

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