Century Club: A Millennium (And Then Some) on Elizabeth Boulevard

Here are the first twelve houses (all centenarians, built 1911-1915) on Elizabeth Boulevard in Ryan Place. Their total age is a millennium and pocket change:

EB 1030 19161030, Long, 1915. Andrew Jackson Long was a cattleman and banker. Designed by Wiley G. Clarkson.

century 1100 EB 1912 chase dean of med1100, Chase-Meacham, 1912. Ira Chase was dean of Fort Worth Medical College. Henry C. Meacham was a department store owner, mayor, and the namesake of Meacham Field. Designed by Clarkson.

1913 1101 EB ross1101, Ross, 1911. Elizabeth Ross was the widow of attorney Zeno Carl Ross. Designed by Clarkson.

1913 1111 EB armstrong1111, Armstrong, 1913. George W. Armstrong was an attorney and banker.

hitch 1112 elizabeth1112, Fry, 1911. This was the first house built on Elizabeth Boulevard. Note the hitching post. Whitford Trawick Fry was a merchandise broker.

century 1208 EB 1912 clark1208, Clark, 1912. Eugene W. Clark was a cattleman and banker.

yellow peak house EB 19121209, Peak, 1913. Howard Peak, son of Carroll Peak, Fort Worth’s first doctor, was the first male born in Fort Worth. Howard Peak owned a store that sold stoves and safes.

EB 1215 1912 wood frame1215, Sparks, 1911. John N. Sparks was president of Stockyards National Bank.

Elizabeth ryan home at 13021302, Ryan, 1914. John C. Ryan was the developer of Ryan Place, of which Elizabeth Boulevard (named for his wife) was the showcase street. Designed by Clarkson.

century eb ryan to build 2-17-14An ad in the February 17, 1914 Star-Telegram said John C. Ryan, then living on Quality Hill on Pennsylvania Avenue, would build a new home in his new subdivision.

1913 1309 EB spears-stone1309, Spears-Stone, 1913. Alexander Spears was in real estate. Designed by Clarkson.

eb 10211021, Couch-Sanders, 1914. Burr W. Couch was president of Mutual Cotton Oil Company.

eb 13061306, Harrison-Shannon, 1915. William M. Harrison was a teller at American National Bank.

century eb photo spread 12-13-14 stThis photo spread on construction in Fort Worth in the December 13, 1914 Star-Telegram shows three Elizabeth Boulevard houses: Ryan, Long, and Couch.

eb 1916 cdBy 1916 the city directory shows that one more house had been built on the boulevard’s forty-four lots: 1502. Alden Coffey was a physician.

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