Friday, March 6, 2015

The Brick House

On the previous blog, I showed you an unusual brick fence. If you look closely you can see parts of it on the far side of the house. Yesterday I walked back down to photograph the main house. Yes, there is snow! We had 4 to 6 inches in the area. A heavy snowfall for north Texas.
A Scotsman who arrived in the U.S. in 1883 built this home, described as a chateausque style mansion west of Ft. Worth. He had built a successful brick contracting company, and later served as mayor from 1927-33.
The home was added as a Texas Historic Landmark in 1983
It is being renovated, and the new owners have painstakingly replaced bricks and are saving as much of the old interior as possible, including the old staircase. The owner has promised me a tour.


  1. I like that.. chateausesque.. a new word for me! It's a handsome house for a Scotsman Janey :)

  2. i like the arches and the windows, too. :)

  3. How exciting to be offered a tour. I look forward to the photos (if the owners don't object).

  4. I shall be watching out for the tour - it is certainly a handsome well built looking house.

  5. These are big mansions you're photographing! Good thing he had a brick company!

  6. Dearest Janey,
    What a lovely house that is; great architecture and with the fresh snow on the ground it looks perfect!
    So much about Global Warming...
    Sending you hugs and hope that soon the South will see real spring!

  7. That is special to see snow in a picture of you. This is more than we had this whole winter here! I like the house very much, so nice with all the arches.

  8. It is a beautiful residence. You must be very persuasive; hope you get to take photos to share with us.