This charming frame house, originally built in 1889, still has its original Eastlake ornamentation intact, including porch brackets and window hoods. Members of the Reilly and Lehane family made this historic house their home for 98 years. The Tarrant County Historic Resources Survey of the Central Business District, completed in 1991 and copyrighted by Historic Fort Worth, says the Reilly-Lehane House may be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
This Victorian-era house in one of Fort Worth’s oldest neighborhoods is in desperate need of tender loving care. Samuels Avenue is now experiencing the same level of change and destruction of historic houses that took place on Summit Avenue and Penn Street decades ago.
If a caring preservationist cannot be found to save the Reilly-Lehane House, current owners will be forced to sell it to developers who plan to demolish it.
The house sits on a lot that is 100' x 200' and has frontage on Samuels Avenue, Locust and Bennett Streets.
Sale price: $349,000.