Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Silk Stocking Neighborhood

 Okay, I will admit it. I love old mansions. This one graced Quality Hill in Ft. Worth  and was built in 1902 for Electra Waggoner daughter of a wealthy cattle Barron.

Electra had met and married a prominent Philadelphian, Albert Buckman, while touring the Himalayas

A committee fought fearlessly in the 1970's to save this old mansion from the wrecking ball, which had become the fate of so many others in the name of progress.
It is another place (like the McFarland Home) that you can lease for events. Next week, they are even opening a food truck park on the property. More about that later.
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  1. What beautiful architecture!

  2. Have missed you cousin. Are you not going to Colorado this summer if you are building a house. Hope your foot is doing better.

    1. nothing will keep Tom from CO. Except nailing his foot down.
      Heading that way third week of May....Need to pencil in Watson visit!

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  4. I don't know why all those beautiful buildings have to be demolished. What kind of people think about that. Only with efforts of the public some of them can be saved luckily.

  5. I wish we could come. Dont think Becky will let me come without her again and mom cannot ride that far. Sure would love to though.