Details for Thistle Hill, The Cattle Baron's Mansion

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5439005463


Marker Number 5463
Atlas Number 5439005463
Marker Title Thistle Hill, The Cattle Baron's Mansion
Index Entry Thistle Hill
Address 1509 Pennsylvania Ave.
City Fort Worth
County Tarrant
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 655241
UTM Northing 3623504
Subject Codes ranches/ranching; houses, residential buildings; Georgian Revial (Architectural style); design and construction; cattle, cattle industry topics
Marker Year 1977
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location 1509 Pennsylvania Ave., Fort Worth
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Designed by Sanguinet & Staats, this Georgian Revival structure was built in 1903 for A.B. Wharton (1878-1963) and his bride Electra (1882-1925), daughter of rancher W.T. Waggoner (1852-1934). Electra named the mansion "Thistle Hill". Cattlemen-investor Winfield Scott (1849-1911) bought the home in 1910 but died before he moved in. His wife Elizabeth (1861-1935) lived here until her death. Occupied by the Girls' Service League, 1940-1968, the house was purchased in 1976 by "Save the Scott Home!" Inc.

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