Historic Fort Worth Home Destroyed By Fire

The 1891 Victorian home is still smoldering this morning. Flames erupted just after midnight inside a 34-hundred square foot home on Queen Street in the Central Meadowbrook neighborhood. The two-story Victorian style home was built in 1891 and in 2003, the Fort Worth City Council granted the owners a Historic Site Tax Exemption. The fire raced through the five-bedroom home with flames eventually reaching the distinctive turret that raises above the second story. About 30 years ago, the house was moved from East Texas to its current site on Queen Street. It’s been on the market for some time with an asking price of about 400-thousand dollars. The residents are apparently out of town and no one seemed to be home when the fire ignited.

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  1. shawn songer says:

    Was this the house that was moved from Clarksville, TX

  2. Michele Hughbank says:

    Yes. My ex-husband and I moved it to the Queen Street location in 1976.

  3. Cherie says:

    I’m sorry ….. what a lose for our history.

  4. Beth Mynatt says:

    Was this house next to the Piggly Wiggly in Clarksville? Who was the family that built the house in Clarksville?

    1. Charles Ross says:

      Yes, this was the house next to the Piggly Wiggly in Clarksville. After the house was moved to it’s present location, a drive-thru bank was built on the vacant lot in Clarksville..

      The original family’s name was Clarence Hocker. He was a local businessman in Clarksville.

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