Details for Benton House (Atlas Number 5439000374)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5439000374


Marker Number 374
Atlas Number 5439000374
Marker Title Benton House
Index Entry Benton House
Address 1730 Sixth Ave.
City Fort Worth
County Tarrant
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 655528
UTM Northing 3622047
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Victorian (architectural term)
Marker Year 1971
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Victorian Gingerbread Cottage. Erected by pioneer businessman Meredith A. Benton in 1898, when the 4-lot site was "out in the country," and young Mrs. Benton (formerly of St. Louis) feared the Wild West. Designed by builder's father, house has central hall, six rooms, tiled fireplaces. Mrs. Benton, an active civic worker, helped plant rose beds that now are part of famous Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. Benton family lived here until 1942. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark- 1971. Marked by Junior League of Fort Worth.