Historic Fort Worth Inc. Collection


Summary: Historic Fort Worth, Inc. is a non-profit, charitable organization established in 1969. It is dedicated to preserving Fort Worth historic structures and history. It currently stewards Thistle Hill and the Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House located in the Quality Hill neighborhood.


  • A Child's Garden of Verses, Robert Louis Stevenson, 1939
  • Biltmore Estate: A National Historic Landmark, 1991
  • Caring For Your Historic House, Heritage Preservation and National Park Service, 1998
  • Celebrating 150 Years: The Pictorial History of Fort Worth, Texas, 1849-1999, Paula Oates, 1999
  • Fort Worth: The Civilized West, Caleb Pirtle III, 1980
  • Growth, Efficiency, and Modernism: GSA Buildings of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, Robinson and Associates, Inc., Judith H. Robinson and Stephanie S. Foell, 2003
  • Legacy of Lace: Identifying, Collecting, and Preserving American Lace, Kathleen Warnick and Shirley Nilsson, 1988
  • Little Black Sambo, The Gingerbread Man, and Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse, 1925
  • Old Testament Stories: Stories of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph, Mary Alice Jones, 1943
Ball Eddleman McFarland House Fort Worth, undated

Pictured: Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House, 1110 Penn Street, Fort Worth, undated

  • The Fort Worth Club: A Centennial Story, Irvin Farman, 1985
  • White Settlement Cemetery, 1855-1953: Honoring Those Forgotten Pioneers Whose Graves were Moved to Oakwood Cemetery to Extend the Runway at Carswell Air Base, compiled by Frances Colwell, photographs by Lewis and Betty Dickey, 2005


  • Clipping of "Les Modes Parisiennes," Peterson's Magazine, January 1891
  • Double-sided advertisement for Ivory Soap and Winton Six motor cars, 1919
  • Pamphlet promoting and describing the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences, Inc. publication Fashion Service, 1921
  • Pamphlet containing descriptions and illustrations for guiding ladies through sewing the latest fashions by the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences, Inc., 1923
  • Two newspaper clippings showing advertisements for ladies' dresses, 1923

Family Collections

  • Stephenson Family
    • Brochure: "American Correspondence Normal," Physiology and Letter Writing, undated
    • Correspondence: 20 letters from Private Leslie Earl Stephenson to his family, 1919, 1923
    • Correspondence: Two letters from C.J. Stephenson to Miss Ethel Caleb, undated
    • Correspondence: Letters between Congressman Eugene Black and C.J. Stephenson concerning his son's status in the Army, 1920
    • Food stamps: some marked "coffee", most marked "spare", undated
    • Newspaper clipping: "Graduates of Mayo Normal," before it became East Texas State Teachers College, at Commerce, photocopy of original, undated
    • Postcard portfolio: Ten scenes in Alaska, black and white photographs, addressed to Mrs. M.S. McCaleb, Klondike, Texas, circa 1908
    • Postcard portfolio: Ten postcards from the "Scenic Missouri Ozarks," addressed to Mrs. C.J. Stephenson, 4351 Marks Place, Fort Worth, undated
    • Program: 7th Grade Commencement, school unknown, May 24, 1929
  •  Lassiter Family
    • Obituary: Newton H. Lassiter, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Saturday, November 27, 1954

Historic Resource Survey

  • Historic Resources of the Near Southeast Neighborhood: Final Survey Report, prepared for the City of Fort Worth by Historic Fort Worth Inc. August 2001


  • Tarrant County Election Precinct Base Map, Robert Parten, Elections Administrator, 36 by 48 inches, January 1, 1998


  • 10-Inch Music Record
    • Three O'Clock in the Morning and Rosy Cheeks - Fox Trot, Club de Vingt Orchestra, Edison Record, 1921  
    • Una Notte in Gondola and Tarantella Siciliana, Frank Lucanese, Edison Record, 1921
  • VHS
    • Daniel Drug 3411 West 7th Fort Worth 332-6386, four minutes in length, marketing film for drugstore, circa 1970


  • Reception for Lenora Rolla, Fort Worth Public Library, 4 by 6 inches, color, March 26, 2000
  • Speaker of Texas House of Representatives, Gib Lewis, behind bench, speaking to three men, 8 by 10 inches, black and white, circa 1985-1987


  • 1906, Pages of Time, Nostalgia News Report, undated
  • 1907, Pages of Time, Nostalgia News Report, undated
  • 1908, Pages of Time, Nostalgia News Report, undated
  • Godey's Lady's Book, January 1868
  • Godey's Lady's Book, June 1868
  • The International Studio, Vol. XLIX, No. 193, March 1913
  • Woman's Institute Fashion Service, Spring and Summer, 1921
  • Woman's Institute Fashion Service, Fall and Winter, 1922-1923
  • Woman's Institute Fashion Service, Spring and Summer, 1923


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