The Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House, Fort Worth

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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.
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.
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.
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  • The very best type of home history museum. This is included with Thistle Hill and really just a short drive away; you should do both. I was lucky with a solo tour - and the guide was pleased to...  more »
  • We did this along with the Thistle House in the same day. All of the guides were very nice and answered any of the questions you had. Some people have complained that their tours were short, but ours....  more »
  • Love this house. Beautiful story about the homeowners. Everything is original!
  • Had my wedding reception here. Beautiful setting and the staff was great.

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