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    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

    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



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