The Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House
1110 Penn Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Built in 1899, the Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House is Fort Worth's premier examples of the Queen Anne-style Victorian architecture. Designed by English architect, Howard Messer, of the firm, Messer, Sanguinet and Messer, the home was occupied by only three families in its history and remains largely unaltered from its original construction. Turrets, gables copper finials, a slate tile roof and a porch of red sandstone and marble highlight the late Victorian exterior. The elaborate interior consists of original ornate oak mantles, cornices, coffered ceilings, paneling and parquet flooring. McFarland house was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, designated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1979 and designated as Fort Worth's second Historic and Cultural Landmark in 1980.

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Thistle Hill
1509 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76104

One of the premier residential landmarks of Fort Worth, Thistle Hill is the most impressive surviving mansions of the "cattle baron" era. The main wind of the house is a two and one-half story gambreled mass with flanking semi-circular bays. Tall chimneys and an imense portico with Tuscan columns accentuate the vertical thrust of the composition. Red brick walls are sumptuously rimmed in cast stone; roof is clad in lustrous green tile. Interior features include an entry hall with grand staircase and extensive woodwork. The fenced grounds, including a very fine carriage house, have survived. The house was designed and built by Sanguinet & Staats between 1903-1904. The mansion was included in the National Register for Historic Places in 1975, designated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1977 and designated as Fort Worth's first Historic and Cultural Landmark in 1978.
 

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