“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Westbrook Estate

Westbrook Estate Texas Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By QuesterMark, April 30, 2016
1. Westbrook Estate Texas Historical Marker
Inscription.  The Roy A. and Gladys Westbrook House is a 2½ story Tudor Revival style home constructed in 1928. The house sits on a 1.5 acre blufftop site in the Park Hill neighborhood that overlooks the Fort Worth Zoo and Forest Park. The Park Hill neighborhood was designed by the noted Kansas City, Missouri, landscape architecture firm of Hare and Hare. The home was designed by prominent Fort Worth architect Joseph L. Pelich, whose residential designs were mostly based on period revival styles. His work can be found throughout Fort Worth's oldest neighborhoods. Pelich also designed the original Casa Manana outdoor theater in Fort Worth.

The home has multiple gables and a steeply pitched, slate covered cross-gabled roof. Side gables are decorated with hand-hewn and pegged half-timbering. Other notable features include an arcaded recessed portico, brick battlements, tall brick chimneys with chimney pots, and multiple-light double-hung and diamond-pattern casement windows. The home's interior includes stained and leaded glass windows, ornate wrought iron work, three marble and plaster fireplaces, a tile fountain and plaster coffered ceilings.
Westbrook Estate and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By QuesterMark, April 30, 2016
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The grounds and associated landscape features include a three-car garage at the basement level, low brick walls, a stone grotto, a concrete terrace and a swimming pool with a diving tower.

Roy A. Westbrook made his fortune in the Hendrick Oilfield in central Winkler County. Westbrook was a founding member of the Fort Worth Petroleum Club and also served as president and director of the Fort Worth Cats Baseball Club.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2009
Marker is Property of the State of Texas

Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15766.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
Location. 32° 43.223′ N, 97° 21.558′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is on Winton Terrace West, 0.2 miles Wescott Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2232 Winton Terrace West, Fort Worth TX 76109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Worth Zoological Park (approx. Ό mile away); Rogers-O'Daniel House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Raymond C. Morrison (approx. 1.1 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fairmount-Southside Historic District
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(approx. 1.3 miles away); Grammer-Pierce House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Southside Church of Christ (approx. 1.6 miles away); Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Worth.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2016, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 30, 2016, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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