Historic Fort Worth House Gets New Lease on Life 2 Blocks Away From Its Original Home
It doesn’t matter what lies in Talbott-Wall house’s future, we’re just glad it has one.
Thanks to a group of dedicated Texans, after 114 years in the same place, a beautiful Fort Worth house is now free to live out the rest of its days safe from backhoes and sledgehammers. With a new address and a new lease on life, all it needs now is a new family to call it home.
Know as the Talbott-Wall house, the 2,098-square-foot Dutch Colonial Revival was recently moved two blocks up from its original spot on Samuels Ave. to make way for a multifamily development. Built atop the Trinity River bluff in 1903 by Richard Talbott, Realtor.com reports that the house stayed in the Talbott family until the early 2000s when it was purchased by Embry Partners. Recognizing the significance of the home, Embry Partners donated it to Historic Fort Worth, and even shouldered some of the expense of having it moved.
“As you go into it, you almost feel like you’ve stepped back in history,” listing agent, Karen Holcomb tells Realtor.com. “The home is just in beautiful condition, and it is definitely worth saving.”
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The three-bedroom home has many of its original features, including its woodwork and gambrel roof as well as the stunning grand staircase and vintage French doors. Throw in a stately front porch and soaring corinthian columns and we’re officially swooning. The home is currently under review by the city for local historic and cultural landmark designation. The new owner can take it further and pursue a state or national designation if they choose.
It doesn’t matter what lies in Talbott-Wall house’s future, we’re just glad it has one. For more photos and information visit its listing on Realtor.com.