Century Club, East Side Edition: Home, Sweet Hundred

These houses on the East Side are at least one hundred years old:

tandy bungalowTandy house, 1912, Meadowbrook Drive. Lewis H. Tandy, secretary of the Polytechnic School District board, was the son of civic leader George Tandy and grandson of early East Side settler Roger Tandy.

century weiler houseWeiler house, 1906, Handley Drive. William Weiler was a Handley civic leader and banker. His wife Rose operated the post office next door.

1913 east 4thBarnett house, 1913, East 4th Street. Louis E. Barnett was a car inspector for the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway.

1913 carterBoaz house, 1913, Carter Avenue. William J. Boaz was a developer and banker.

1913 gibbons morphyGibbons house, 1913, East Morphy. Harry Gibbons was a contractor’s foreman.

house cobb klinkerHarris house, 1913, Foard Street. This house, made of clinker (imperfect) bricks, was built by Julian C. Harris, a bookkeeper at the Cobb brick plant. Harris used a design from a planbook.

house glenwood1800 East Leuda Street at Riverside Drive, 1908, in Glenwood. First owner was John Keeton, a carpenter. The Keetons were active in Glenwood. Son Lemuel L. Keeton was pastor of Glenwood Baptist Church. Son Harry Keeton owned Fort Worth Broom Company in Glenwood.

keeton cow 1906Harry Keeton also was active in real estate. For a house on the Glenwood-Polytechnic streetcar line, Keeton was willing to take a “good cow” as a first payment. Railroad Avenue today is Vickery Boulevard.

century paul hollis houseHollis house, 1907, Avenue E. Paul Hollis invented Poly Pop.

century ernest 1908Percy-Livingston house, 1908, Ernest Street. Five-sided central dormer, conical roof with finial, antique fence. Sterling Percy was a real estate agent.

ernest house water worksThe Percy-Livingston house is just northwest of Sycamore Park and the site of the water works of the city of Polytechnic. (Map detail from Pete Charlton’s “1000+ Lost Antique Maps of Texas & the Southwest on DVD-ROM.”)

century hargrave-meissner house 1910Hargrave-Meissner house, 1910, Avenue B just around the corner from Meissner Funeral Home on Nashville Avenue. C. Edward Hargrave was a salesman. George P. Meissner, a clerk for the Railway Mail Service, was the father of James Raymond Meissner of the funeral home.

The final three are on Conner Avenue north of Poly High School:

century 420 connerWofford house, 1910, Conner Avenue. Owner J. B. Wofford rented this house. Note the single, oversized dormer.

century 700 conner 1910Conner house, 1910, Conner Avenue. Sallie Conner, who platted the addition in 1913, was the first owner. (But Conner Avenue is named for Judge Truman Holman Conner, who lived just to the north on Conner Avenue. I know of no kinship.)

century boles house conner 1907Boles house, 1907, Conner Avenue. Lewis P. Boles worked for the Fort Worth and Denver City Railroad.

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