Historic Fort Worth, Inc.
Dedicated to preserving Fort Worth's unique historic identity through stewardship, education and leadership.
Established in 1969 and selected in 2001 as a Local Partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Fort Worth, Inc. is a non-profit, membership organization that is dedicated to preserving Fort Worth’s unique historic identity through stewardship, education and leadership. Administrative offices and the Preservation Resource Center are located at the Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House, 1110 Penn Street. Historic Fort Worth owns, operates and restores Thistle Hill (1904) and the Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House (1899), and makes both properties available to the public for tours, educational programs, corporate events, parties and weddings. Additionally, Historic Fort Worth, Inc. owns the mid-century modern 1953 Yates-Ottmann Building at 1020 Summit Avenue.
Programs at Historic Fort Worth include Historic Sites Tours for adults and children, Restoration & Property Management Program, Historic Property Research Program, Gifts-of-Property Program, Economic Incentives Training for Developers of Historic Properties, Preservation Awards & Lecture Program, Heritage Tourism Program, Emergency Leadership and Education Program and Façade Easement Program. Events include The Historic Fort Worth, Inc. Charity Antiques Show, The Hidden Gardens Tour of Fort Worth, Preservation is the Art of the City, SOLD! on Historic Neighborhoods, Designer Showhouses, and Quality Hill Holidays. Membership programs include Historic Detectives for children and Tour Today for “grown-ups.” Members explore interesting private and public buildings and receive invitations to all of the organization’s events. Annually, over 30,000 individuals participate in programs or events at HFW, and approximately 1,500 of these are children.