Ask and you shall receive :) Again, welcome to the neighborhood! Built in 1911 just three short miles south of downtown Fort Worth, an idyllic area sprung up, attracting the mighty oil men who had a lot of change in their pockets, and wanted luxury accommodations to match their life styles.
This is the home that the developer (Mr. Ryan) built for himself in 1913. Although four short years later he sold it to a Mr. Smith who owned a Grain Company. It stayed in the Smith family for the next fifty something years.
Mr. Ryan did however stay in the neighborhood. He moved to this slightly smaller (yet similar) home that he had built for his son. Mr. and Mrs. Ryan lived in this house their remaining years.
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There are so many beautiful old homes in this neighborhood, but this is one of my favorites..Sorry, do not know the history here.
* I was just in the Ryan/Smith home this week. It is being restored. Hopefully, I will get to go in again when it is completed. I am hoping it will be one of the homes on the annual Holiday Candlelight Tour in December.
Seems I only pictured white brick homes. There certainly is a selection of other colors and styles. I will just have to take another walk!