Eddleman–McFarland House

Coordinates: 32°44′50″N 97°20′33″W / 32.74722°N 97.34250°W / 32.74722; -97.34250
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Eddleman–McFarland House
Eddleman–McFarland House in 2022
Eddleman–McFarland House is located in Texas
Eddleman–McFarland House
Eddleman–McFarland House
Eddleman–McFarland House is located in the United States
Eddleman–McFarland House
Eddleman–McFarland House
Location1110 Penn St.,
Fort Worth, Texas
Coordinates32°44′50″N 97°20′33″W / 32.74722°N 97.34250°W / 32.74722; -97.34250
Arealess than one acre
Built1899 (1899)
ArchitectHoward Messer
Architectural styleLate Victorian, Jacobethan Revival
NRHP reference No.79003009[1]
RTHL No.1385
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 18, 1979
Designated RTHL1980

The Eddleman–McFarland House, sometimes known as the Ball–Eddleman–McFarland House or just the McFarland House, is a historic residence built in 1899 in the Quality Hill section of Fort Worth, Texas.[2]


The house on the bluff above the Trinity River was built in 1899 in the area then known as Quality Hill. This neighborhood contained many of the large Victorian homes of the "Cattle Baron Families", few of which are still standing. Howard Messer designed the house for Sarah Ball, who died within five years of the house's construction. William Eddleman, founder of the Western National Bank, then bought the house. His daughter, Carrie McFarland, lived in the house until her death in 1978. Eddleman's bank was founded in 1906 and failed in 1913.

The Junior League of Fort Worth bought the house in 1979 and it was later acquired by Historic Fort Worth, Inc.[3] It is open for tours and available for rentals.


The exterior of the house is constructed of brick, sandstone, and marble in the Victorian and Queen Anne styles. In the interior are mainly mahogany and oak mantles, cornices, coffered ceilings, paneling and parquet floors.[3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ Historic Fort Worth Archived 2012-08-15 at the Wayback Machine, accessed October 15, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Fort Worth Architecture in Fort Worth: Ball–Eddleman–McFarland House, accessed October 15, 2012.

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