Fort Worth Historic District

Ryan Place Pioneer on Elizabeth Boulevard Retains Historic Charm

By Eric Prokesh / May 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Before I am accused of being lazy, allow me to note that when the first house in the first planned development in Fort Worth — Ryan Place — comes on the market, I can’t not write about it even if it is just down the street from me, on Elizabeth Blvd. When 1112 Elizabeth Blvd. […]

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Midcentury Marvel in Mistletoe Heights

By Eric Prokesh / March 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

Yesterday, prowling the Fort Worth beat from Edward’s Ranch to Rivercrest, I found several enticing listings before landing in front of 2324 Mistletoe Drive in Mistletoe Heights — the hands-down winner for this week’s Fort Worth Friday. Often, in the back of my mind, when looking at a property there is a “could I live here?” […]

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6th Avenue Homes Showcases Renos And New Build

By Eric Prokesh / February 9, 2018 / 1 Comment

Last Sunday, one of those typical, Texas, false harbinger of spring days, I waited outside 1460 West Allen, one of three open houses from the portfolio of 6th Avenue Homes. Children on bicycles pass, followed by three guys with contrasting day glow hair and plentiful piercings. Minutes later a 1920s open coupe cruised by. In […]

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Variety Marks The 34th Annual Ryan Place Christmas Tour

By Eric Prokesh / November 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

Next weekend’s 34th annual Ryan Place Christmas tour or Candlelight Christmas in Ryan Place, by its official name, offers an interesting mix of homes stretching through the decades and communicating the complex story of the historic neighborhood. Tour regulars won’t be disappointed this year. Included will be a grand Southern Colonial Revival house built in […]

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Modern Living on Irwin Street in Historic Mistletoe Heights

By Eric Prokesh / November 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

Many have been captivated by Mistletoe Heights, a venerable early 20th century Near Southside neighborhood. The fabled Wagner ranch family had a Fort Worth home here. Trendy design blogger and soon-to-be television star, Grace Mitchell, launched her design career by lovingly embellishing her Mistletoe Heights digs. Perfectly manicured lawns bear witness to a completed gentrification […]

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Historic Oakhurst Offers Vintage Charm and Value

By Eric Prokesh / October 13, 2017 / 2 Comments

“Eight minutes from Main Street — paved all the way!” So said the boosters for Oakhurst in the 1920s. Always in search of the ever more elusive starter home, a post on Oakhurst, a neighborhood just east of downtown on the National Register of Historic Places is long overdue. Add into the mix a proud […]

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