Sharing my adventures in the Colorado mountains in the summer, and beautiful Ft. Worth Texas in the winter.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
We are fairly new to Ft. Worth, TX, and I have enjoyed scouring the town for historic places, and learning about past leaders. It seems almost every beautiful old place that I discover here, whether it be a home, building or church...the same architectural firm keeps popping up. Yes, even the Flat Iron building that I featured here several blogs ago. The Sanguinet Staats Architectural Firm. Who were these guys? I researched first Sanguinet, only to learn I could walk to his home.
Marshall R.Sanguinet moved here from St. Louis in 1893, and built this home one year later. Parts of it burned, but he repaired it, added on to it...and even later added a dining room.
He lived out his life here, dying in 1935. He was wildly successful, designing all of the tallest buildings in this town, as well as Houston, Midland and many others before 1930.
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His home was declared a Texas Historical site in 1981
I was surprised to see the old carriage block at the end of the walk. Placed here so that ladies could step up, and get into a carriage.
How could one persons life be so different from winter to summer? Well stick around and see. I live in a cosmopolitan city half of the year and then head to a tiny town in the mountains the other half.....a place full of interesting people, beautiful scenery, wild animals......and great adventures!