Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Mansion #2

Sitting high on a hill  high above the Trinity River (once referred to as "Quality Hill) sits a Queen Ann mansion,
 built here in Fort Worth, Texas in 1899 for the widow of a very successful Galveston Banker and her adult son. Unfortunately the musician son passed away just two years later in 1901, and his mother in 1904. The next owner, again was a wealthy banker (and rancher), who moved here from Weatherford, Texas with his wife and one daughter.That daughter lived in the house until her death  in 1978 at the ripe old age of 100. So really only two families over the years have called this place home. Without further commentary I will show you the pictures that I took of the back of the house, side and interior.
Owned now by Historic Fort Worth
You may tour this home, McFarland House, along with the Thistle Hill  mansion
by buying a ticket at the door on Weds. Thurs. Friday's and Sunday afternoons.
One ticket is good for touring both homes..


  1. Beautiful architecture, and interior! Wow!

  2. Only two owners.. that's quite something in this day and age. I'm glad this Queen Ann beauty is in safe hands now Janey, I'm sure she will be well looked after for future generations to appreciate. Super detail shots here, merci beaucoup.

  3. It is an amazing house and so well maintained with all the original details. A beauty!