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This beautiful old home sits on a busy, rather industrial corner in Fort Worth TX. As such, it is easy to pass by, something I did many many times in the last 15 years. I finally took the time late one summer afternoon to stop by as the warm evening glow was lighting up the west facade. This is Thistle Hill, the largest and most impressive Cattle Baron era mansion still standing. Lavish elegance and opulence are the foundation of this Georgian Revival house. Built in 1903 during the Cattle Baron Era of the West, Thistle Hill was designed and occupied by Electra Waggoner, daughter of cattleman William T. Waggoner, and her husband. Today it is considered a historic landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house contains 18 rooms, each filled with turn-of-the century furnishings. Oak-paneled halls and solid limestone pillars are just a few of the fine craftsmanship details. The house is known as much for its architectural design elements as it is for the families who occupied it. Now that I've studied the outside, it's time to scrape together the tour fee to see the inside!
FEATURED PHOTO, Artists Best Five Artwork Group ABFA Group, 6/13/14
December 13th, 2013
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