Thistle Hill

Fort Worth, Texas



Thistle Hill, The Cattle Baron's Mansion

1509 Pennsylvania Avenue in Fort Worth

Designed by Sanguinet & Staats, this Georgian Revival structure was built in 1903 for A.B. Wharton (1878-1963) and his bride Electra (1882-1925), daughter of rancher W.T. Waggoner (1852-1934). Electra named the mansion "Thistle Hill". Cattlemen-investor Winfield Scott (1849-1911) bought the home in 1910 but died before he moved in. His wife Elizabeth (1861-1935) lived her until her death. Occupied by the Girls' Service League, 1940-1968, the house was purchased in 1976 by "Save the Scott Home!" Inc. [The text is from the historic marker which was erected in 1977.]

The building below served as servants quarters.

Photos by Lester & Genny Yoder, 1981.



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